Daily Chemical Reaction
Wild, Wild West – Western Commodity Premiums Stay Elevated, US Producers Reap Margin Benefits
- Global market indicators remain favorable for US commodity chemical producers relative to peers in Asia. Though factors are likely to shift by 2H22, a stronger-for-longer US producer profit setting is in motion for the year.
- We highlight pertinent energy, chemical, and other corporate updates (e.g., Westlake, Element Solutions, KBR, Sasol, Solvay, Koppers, AGC, & others).
- We discuss relevant ESG items, ranging from EU CO2 values rebounding toward historic highs to Westlake’s sustainability targets and CO2 intensity reduction goals. We also highlight our latest ESG weekly research in LINK.
- We discuss numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.
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