The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Crackin’ Up
August 23, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, BASF, Arlanxeo, TPC Group
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 – Crackin’ Up

Key Points:

  • 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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