Daily Chemical Reaction
- AkzoNobel provides a business update stressing fundamental headwinds in 3Q22 will likely persist in 4Q, and European currencies have devalued relative to the US Dollar.
- US energy exports remain in considerable demand abroad – we flag trends in LNG and petroleum product markets that favor higher US prices amid strong global demand.
- We are more concerned with global chemical demand than supply availability in 2H22, noting takeaways from the ACC, Avient, AkzoNobel, and Chlor-vinyl trends in China.
- We discuss hydrogen hub developments and government initiatives to ensure their success, highlight generally weak recycled polymer markets, and SAF market news.
- US mortgage rates have surged towards 7%, China freight rates to the US continue to collapse, and the US Dollar reflects a ~20year high relative to major foreign currencies.
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