Daily Chemical Reaction
- C-MACC Co-Founders, Graham Copley, and Cooley May, will be at different events next week – Graham will be in Europe with clients, and Cooley will be at the World Petrochemical Conference.
- We discuss recent movements in Brent Crude relative to US natural gas, comment on the USGC ExxonMobil refinery startup, and highlight trends in US natural gas prices relative to Alberta.
- US chemical rail volume reflects notable declines YTD compared with 2022, while Canada and Mexico reflect YTD improvement – we discuss this development and chemical market activity.
- We flag US ethanol margin trends amid several bio-fuel sector announcements, the need for CCS pipelines to help decarbonize the ethanol industry, and a few RNG and CNG developments.
- US 10yr yields and mortgage rates are notably above their 10yr average, increasing consumer affordability headwinds unlikely to show up overnight in retail sales and new home build stats.
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