The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Feel The Vibrations
February 8, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Flint Hills, Enterprise Products, CP Chemical, ExxonMobil, Nova Chemical, Westlake, Shintech, Formosa, OxyChem, PPG, Axalta
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 – Feel The Vibrations

Key Points:

  • US spot propylene prices have surged since 3Q20 on both an absolute basis and relative to peer US monomers and Asia price points. This report discusses current trends and broader sector developments set to emerge in 2021.  
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values rise relative to US ethane WoW; USGC propane now reflects a margin advantage relative to USGC ethane as a US spot ethylene cracker feedstock; China spot polymer prices reflect strength WoW, though most remain below relative US levels.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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