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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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Firming market fundamentals led ethylene oxide (EO) contract prices to increase from August to September, only to fall back down in October and November, in line with weakening feedstocks. The overwhelming majority of EO contracts are formula-based and any price movement tends to comprise 80-85% of the change in the ethylene price, plus an annual conversion fee, or "adder".
Demand for EO into surfactants has been relatively steady, while maintenance shutdowns at European EO and downstream monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants had little effect on the market. Upstream, several crackers as well as derivative units were scheduled for maintenance during the period, and supply and demand was kept in balance for the most part. However, some unplanned cracker issues had a temporary tightening affect at certain sites.
La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) that owns the Industrias Quimicas Asociadas (IQA) ethylene glycol (EG) and EO plants, went into administration.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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