Daily Chemical Reaction
Country State Of Mind – European Cost Woes Favor US Producers In Many Sectors
- Agriculture market indicators remain favorable while the cost curve for ammonia has steepened in favor of US producers, such as CF Industries, Nutrien, and LSB.
- EU government-led actions to limit natural gas use are being supported by many companies, such as BASF, but high costs and supply predictability remain concerns.
- Sherwin-Williams cuts its full-year profit forecast amid weaker coatings demand in some markets and higher costs, supporting our cautious view of this market.
- We discuss NextEra ambitions to convert a sizable portion of its natural gas power generation fleet to use green hydrogen, which we do not view as feasible.
- End-market demand updates are mixed by product and region, but most reflect headwinds. 3M flags weakening consumer electronics demand in its FY outlook.
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