The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – A Winter’s Tale
February 18, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Flint Hills, Enterprise Products, PPG, Axalta, CP Chemical, ExxonMobil, Nova Chemical, Westlake, Shintech, Formosa, OxyChem
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 – A Winter’s Tale

Key Points:

  • US spot polymer values continued to walk higher relative to Asia and NW Europe WoW. This report highlights findings from US winter storm issues to limited polymer availability working in favor of domestic market strength.  
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values drop relative to USGC ethane WoW; USGC propane reflects a US ethylene cracker profit advantage comparative to USGC ethane; China spot polymer prices reflect price support WoW, though most remain well below relative US levels.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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