Daily Chemical Reaction
- Global commodity chemical markets are historically tight, with Western world markets showing the most notable imbalances. This report discusses a few recent developments suggesting a prolonged return to normal.
- We highlight pertinent chemical sector corporate items (e.g. PPG 1Q21 results; Formosa Plastics, Nova Chemicals, Shell, Ineos, & Pinnacle Polymers production updates; Multiple Capex initiative items & ESG action views)
- This report’s other relevant items include drivers of the rebound in USGC spot ethylene prices, views on global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from a country-level perspective, and recent views of relative US Dollar movements.
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