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Hydrochloric acid Europe and US Transcript
The ICIS hydrochoric acid report is a weekly summary of the developments in the hydrochloric acid market in Europe and the US.
For the European section, the report includes delivered price ranges of 33% technical grade material in a host of local markets including Germany, Belgium, Northern France, and the Mediterranean.
The US price section contains an ex-works price for the US Gulf.
To support the price assessment, the report includes details of local developments of supply and demand, trade flows, production at various plants, inventories and market sentiment.
The report also keeps a close eye on the US chlorine market, to provide further perspective.
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Updated to Q4 2014
The US hydrochloric acid (HCl) market saw high prices during the fourth quarter as new production capacity began commissioning, bringing optimism for lower prices in 2015.
The high prices came via a number of unplanned plant outages and constrained production from producers of HCl as a byproduct. During the second and third quarters, prices rose about $90/ton for 22-degree Baume material, a solution with a 35% concentration of acid and 65% water.
Additionally, what was once a mature market is seeing new demand from the oilfield drilling industry, where acid is used in the hydraulic fracturing process used in shale field development.
Of 924,000 tons/year of new production capacity anticipated to come to full service during the six months beginning in August, about 317,000 tons of capacity are commissioning during the fourth quarter. About 163,000 tons of production came into service in August and September and capacity from another 444,000 tonnes are expected to arrive in Q1 2014.
That is expected to re-establish the supply/demand balance in the US and likely tilting toward long supply after all of the plants are up and running. That rebalancing may not be completed until Q2 2015.
Prices are expected to begin moderating during the first quarter, most market participants agree.
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