The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Something in The Way She Moves
February 1, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Nova Chemical, Shell, CP Chemical, OxyChem, Celanese, LyondellBasell, Dow, Westlake, Formosa, Shintech
Commodities Mentioned:
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

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Something in The Way She Moves

Key Points:

  • US spot ethylene values have moderated from the recent multi-year highs seen in early 2021, but Asia spot prices have fallen on a relative basis. Today, we highlight this development and trends likely to emerge later this year.
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values fall relative to US ethane WoW; US PE and PP strength WoW, while US spot PVC takes a step lower; US spot propylene rises again, and relative to Asia WoW; Asia and NW Europe benzene values rise relative to USGC levels WoW.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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