Daily Chemical Reactions

Falling Like The Stars – US Natural Gas Values Drop, US Chemical Prices Face Further Downward Pressure
October 19, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PET, etc.), Chlor-Alkali, Ethylene, Propylene, Methanol, Lithium, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
Methanex, Westlake, Olin, LyondellBasell, Dow, ExxonMobil, CP Chemical, Arkema, Bachem, Baerlocher, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, Gurit, Hexcel, Hexion, Haldor Topsoe, Lanxess, Lone Star, McDermott, Repsol, Yansab, Sensient, Solvay, Teijin, Petronas Chemicals, Shell, Halliburton, Stellantis, Kraton, OQ Chemicals, Air Products

Daily Chemical Reaction

Falling Like The Stars – US Natural Gas Values Drop, US Chemical Prices Face Further Downward Pressure

Key Points:

  • US commodity chemical prices on average reflect downward momentum in 4Q21, and the recent drop in US natural gas values has lifted sector hopes for margin support. We frame our views of this development in this report.
  • We flag pertinent Chemical sector corporate updates (e.g., Hexcel, BASF, Arkema, Bachem, Evonik, Repsol, Yansab, Kraton, OQ Chemicals & others).
  • We find varied ESG items worth mentioning, ranging from recent updates on carbon capture products to the launch of a few global strategic initiatives.
  • We note numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.

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