Daily Chemical Reaction
When My Ship Comes In – China Container Traffic, Currency Shifts & Global Production In Focus
- The global petrochemical market generally reflects tighter conditions at the close of 2020 relative to early 4Q. This report discusses several factors suggesting incentives for a supply response are mounting on a global scale.
- We flag multiple corporate items (e.g., LyondellBasell, Sichuan Yahua, Ennis, LG Energy Solutions, Hitachi, SABIC, SIBUR & SINOPEC strategic moves; Lotte Chemical & Eneos production updates)
- Other relevant items highlighted in this report include SABIC ambitions for growth; our views of petrochemical cost curve developments since 1Q19; a comparison of Asia ethylene to US ethylene and ethane values; global ESG initiatives broadening and gaining positive momentum into the close of 2020.
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