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Updated to Q2 2018
Ethylene glycol (EG) supply tightened during the second quarter on the back of multiple turnarounds and increased downstream demand. However, product was available due to slower than expected demand and the lack of exports to Asia. monoethylene glycol (MEG) in the US is primarily used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and in antifreeze. Major glycol producers in the US include Eastman Chemical, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell, Nan Ya Plastics, Shell Chemical and MEGlobal.
The increase in downstream demand from the PET sector was slower than expected. Production and feedstock issues negatively affected the PET markets, thereby curbing the use of MEG as feedstock. Meanwhile, falling spot Asia MEG prices made US exports to Asia unattractive as prices there fell more than $150/tonne from their highs in mid-April, while prices in the US moved up on tighter supply.
The US monoethylene glycol (MEG) report is a weekly publication and covers monthly contract prices for industrial and fibre grade ethylene glycol, diethylene and triethylene as well as spot barge prices for anti-freeze grade material.
The report is prepared after speaking with producers, consumers and traders of ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol and triethylene glycol every week. Upstream feedstock costs are also featured in the report.
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ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethylene glycol. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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