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C-MACC Sunday Thematic & Weekly Recap 96
Inaction, Caused By Inflation Fears, Is Driving More Inflation!
- A constant pushback on US carbon pricing is that it would increase consumer costs – we would argue without such a framework, inflation may be worse.
- Too many products necessary for energy transition already see cost/price inflation; some from initiatives moving too fast and some from not moving at all.
- ESG-driven curbs on investment in unpopular industries are creating shortages for materials and fossil fuels and neither government action nor inaction is helping.
- While we are forecasting a chemical and polymer mega-cycle once the current wave of capacity is absorbed, it is already here for many metals and natural gas.
- Costs could move more dramatically in favor of the Middle East and N. America.
Last week we discussed 26 Chemicals and related products and 121 Companies.
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