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The Quest: Next Week C-MACC Travels For Answers as Uncertainty Is High & Rising On Multiple Fronts
September 8, 2023
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PU, PC, PET, etc.), Clean Energy Minerals, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
Covestro, ADNOC, Methanex, Celanese, OCI, Southern Chemical, Nutrien, CF Industries, OMV, Evonik, LyondellBasell, Braskem Idesa, OQ Chemicals, Magnolia Oil & Gas, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Solvay, Eni, Brenntag, Univar, Shell, Lummus, Berry Global, Altus Power, Eversource Energy, Marathon Petroleum, Lhyfe, FuelCell Energy, Silfab Solar, Peyto, Repsol, Daimler, Tesla, Stellantis, XCL Resources, Mercedes, BMW, Kroger

Daily Chemical Reaction

The Quest: Next Week C-MACC Travels For Answers as Uncertainty Is High & Rising On Multiple Fronts

Key Points:

  • Part of the C-MACC team will attend the PACK EXPO conference next week, and the other part will be at the CMA World Chemical Forum – contact us directly for information on the events.
  • Packaging materials markets have become increasingly opaque, and we are helping clients gain clarity into material price/cost trends and evaluating the challenges facing its sustainability push.
  • Our team will also host a Hydrogen panel at the CMA World Chemical Forum, where we will target multiple parts of the value chain to highlight hydrogen’s role in decarbonizing chemicals.
  • Global chemical prices will mostly close this week higher than at the start of September, led by higher crude prices and a steepening global cost curve – a plus for the US but not for Europe.
  • The US harvest appears supportive of current crop prices, which supports our constructive outlook for agricultural chemical and fertilizer markets following their weak YTD performance.

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