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The weekly US Ethylene Oxide report covers a monthly contract price range for medium to larger buyers.
It contains key news and analysis of the weekly downstream markets. The Ethylene Oxide price is formula driven and prices movement is key to the movement in Ethylene prices.
The report is prepared after speaking with produces and traders of ethylene oxide and well as producers, consumers, traders in the ethylene glycol market. The report helps Ethylene Oxide market participants to keep up with the market. It helps them make sound business and financial decisions.
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US ethylene oxide (EO) contract values came down in the 2014 first quarter on the back of lower feedstock ethylene contract pricing.
The majority of EO contracts are formula-based, and price movement comprises 80% of the change in the ethylene price and an additional conversion fee, or adder. The adder was rolled over from last year.
The March contract price has not been settled as EO is assessed at the beginning of the month for the previous month’s price, like ethylene. The February contract price range was assessed at 68.60-78.10 cents/lb ($1,512-1,722/tonne) FOB from 69.20-78.70 cents/lb FOB in January.
EO supply was tight in the first quarter as a major producer had to cut back operating rates in response to a delay in the restart of Williams’ olefins cracker in Geismar, Lousiana, which supplied ethylene to the EO producer. The cracker suffered a major explosion June 2013, and the restart has been pushed back to June 2014.
The restart of the Evangeline Pipeline which supplies feedstock ethylene between Texas and Louisiana was also pushed back to the second quarter. Meanwhile, an EO producer began a 6-week turnaround at the end of March, which also contributes to supply tightness.
Demand from downstream surfactants and ethylene glycol (EG) for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production is expected to pick up in the second quarter, and market sources say that EO producers will be ill-equipped to supply the market.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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