The Weekly Catalyst
Global Chemical Update – Crackin’ Up
- USGC integrated ethylene crackers with the flexibility to consume light naphtha are now being paid to make ethylene. Those with the flexibility to do so, such as LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, & Dow, are in an enviable position.
- Western monomer values were mixed relative to Asia WoW, with global Butadiene rising on average while ethylene values reflect weakness.
- Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.
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