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Updated to Q4 2014
US mono propylene glycol (MPG) contract prices in the fourth quarter (Q4) increased, supported in part by an increase in the feedstock propylene contract price in October. However the stronger influence on MPG pricing was strong demand coupled with tight supply.
Demand for MPG in the downstream aircraft de-icing sector and in the anti-freeze sector gave producers justification for raising prices. However, for November contracts, buyers did not take a full 7.0 cents/lb increase that producers pushed for, instead settling November at roughly half that amount of increase.
December MPG contracts are expected to rollover, although there is some downward price pressure from now-falling feedstock propylene contract pricing.
With demand already strong during Q2 and Q3, the unexpected outage at Huntman’s Port Neches, Texas, propylene oxide (PO) plant in mid-August further tightened supply. The PO plant was restarted by September with the company building back up its operating rates, a Huntsman official said.
There is expected to be some slowdown in demand during Q4 due to the holidays and because buyers typically keep their inventories low at the end of the year for tax purposes.
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