Daily Chemical Reactions

Rockin’ With The Rhythm of the Rain – US Polymer Demand Robust, Price Premiums Still Set To Fall
December 7, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PU, PC, PET, etc.), Methanol, Ethylene, Benzene, Propylene, Lithium, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Braskem, Ineos, Pinnacle Polymers, ExxonMobil, BASF, Chevron, Enbridge, Petrobras, Arkema, Alto Packaging, Asian Paints, Eastman Chemical, Firmenich, Givaudan, Lanxess, Eni, Versalis, IMCD, Maire Tecnimont, OQ, Sabic, Saint-Gobain, Solvay, Symrise, Wood Group, Worley, MOL Petrochemicals, Technip Energies, Elysian Carbon Mgmt., Fortescue

Daily Chemical Reaction

Rockin’ With The Rhythm of the Rain – US Polymer Demand Robust, Price Premiums Still Set To Fall

Key Points:

  • US petrochemical prices face downward pressure as rising supply outpaces benefits from still strong demand and logistical issues. We provide a view of US polymer premium trends into 2022 and other sector profit drivers. 
  • We flag pertinent chemical sector corporate updates (e.g., Lanxess, MOL Petrochemicals, BASF, Solvay, Worley, Enbridge, ExxonMobil, & others).
  • We note relevant ESG items worth notice, ranging from estimates for bio-plastic production growth to views of green and blue hydrogen developments.
  • We discuss numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.

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