Daily Chemical Reaction
- Demand indicators ranging from recent declines in freight rates to retailer updates suggest improving availability in many product chains. While 4Q21 volume metrics are now in focus, margin trends will gain attention into 1H22.
- We flag pertinent chemical sector corporate updates (e.g., Reliance, BASF, Aramco, Vinnolit, Shell, DSM, NextDecade, Targa, Clariant, & others).
- We note relevant ESG items worth notice, ranging from the pyrolysis unit news from Shell to several corporate emission reduction initiative updates.
- We discuss numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.
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