Daily Chemical Reaction
- We discuss multiple chemical sector earnings reports and our varied views on per-unit profit momentum in specialties relative to commodities. Global commodity chemical profit trends support a production response.
- We highlight relevant corporate items from the chemical industry (e.g., Dow, Methanex, Koppers, Lotte Chemical, S-Oil, Stolt-Nielson, Valero, Tata Chemicals & Sherwin-Williams quarterly results; Amsty & Hexion price hikes; multiple global strategic & facility updates)
- Other relevant items within this report include an exhibit showing US spot ethylene price support WoW, a display showing a WoW drop in US refinery operating rates alongside a discussion of gasoline inventories, a view of US chemical rail traffic trends, and several ESG items worth consideration.
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