The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Disco Inferno
January 11, 2021
Report Sections:
Feedstocks & Energy, Global Ethylene Cracker, Spot Profit Analysis, Ethylene & Propylene, Price Trends, Polyethylene Review, Other Relevant Global Polymer Trends, Other Relevant Global Chemical Trends, Global Chemical Data Sheets, Flow Charts & Other Ancillary Data
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, CP Chemical, Westlake, Nova Chemicals, Flint Hills, Methanex, Southern Chemical Corporation (SCC), Mitsui Chemicals, Natgasoline, Celanese

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Disco Inferno

Key Points:

  • US polymer prices step higher relative to avg. Asia polymer prices WoW. Today, we discuss this trend and risks facing the US integrated profit boogie.     
  • Other items highlighted in this report: USGC ethane-based spot ethylene cracker margins hit a five-year high; Asia spot ethylene and propylene values close in on a five-year low relative to US levels; NW Europe and US methanol decreases relative to Asia spot levels WoW; Global benzene values rise WoW

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