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Ethylene Oxide Europe Transcript
The European Ethylene Oxide report has an official contract range and this covers both the free-delivered North West European market and also the free delivered Mediterranean market.
The contract is, 95% is based on a formula movement and traditionally moves 82% on average of the Ethylene feed stock movement. The remaining 5% is on a freely negotiated basis and moves in line with supply and demand, and to a lesser extent, feedstocks.
The ICIS report provides invaluable pricing information and a number of players use that for ICIS-linked contracts.
The main downstream sectors include the industrial application markets, also the surfactants market and the seasonal business in the anti-freeze and downstream bottle sectors.
The report provides import pricing, market and production information for both buyers and sellers alike.
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Updated to Q2 2016
The ethylene oxide (EO) market was blighted by a series of unplanned and planned shutdowns, including multiple force majeure declarations in the second quarter.
A combination of technical problems, logistical difficulties caused by industrial action in France and Belgium, and curtailments in feedstocks created a tight market across Europe.
Shell in the Netherlands, INEOS Oxide in France and Clariant in Germany were all on force majeure at some point in the quarter, and are all now out of force majeure, according to sources.
Clariant in Germany, INEOS Oxide in France and Belgium, Dow in the Netherlands and BASF in Germany had maintenance turnarounds, while Sasol was preparing for downtime in August, sources said.
Prices increased each month of the quarter, to an average of €1,245.50/tonne FD Mediterranean and €1,195.50/tonne FD NWE.
The EO industry typically takes 80-85% of the upstream ethylene price movement, while ICIS uses an average of 82% in its calculations.
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