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Updated to Q2 2017
US ethylene contracts for April and May had climbed slightly, amid some cracker outages and higher operating costs.
Early in the quarter, contract prices for March had settled at a sharp decline as turnarounds during the first quarter had completed. Heading into the second quarter, an unplanned outage at a US Gulf cracker continued into April and another US Gulf cracker began a turnaround.
Most production issues had resolved late in the second quarter and new capacity was ramping up. LyondellBasell's expanded cracker in Corpus Christi, Texas, reached 90% of its capacity in April and was expected to reach full capacity by the end of the second quarter. A new cracker in Ingleside, Texas, a joint venture of Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) and Mexichem, continued to ramp up and was expected to achieve 70% of production in 2017.
Spot prices began to fall in mid-May amid the increased production. However, higher spot prices during the first half of the month, and higher feedstock ethane and propane prices, had kept May ethylene contract prices at a slight increase over April. While ethylene spot prices continued softening into June, contract prices for June were not expected to settle until early July.
The US ethylene report offers an assessment of the spot process and contract quotes that reflects the benchmark price for the monomer in the US market.
We keep our subscribers updated on anything that could potentially move the market, such as outages, start-ups, or planned maintenance.
Additionally, the report includes feedstock prices and monthly production data. The ethylene report from the US has a wealth of information for traders, producers and buyers. Anyone buying or selling any chemical made from ethylene can benefit greatly from the report.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethylene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS pricing plant performance data (PPD) reports track activities at ethylene plants and crude oil refineries globally. These monthly reports* record total or nameplate capacity, operating rates as well as shutdowns and other developments at individual production facilities. The reports are available in a paper wallchart format or are downloadable from the ICIS pricing website as a CSV or excel file.
Data for the report month is collected at the end of the previous month. Therefore information published is an estimate of plant activity in the report month. This may vary from actual operations at the facility due to subsequent unscheduled shutdowns or alterations in production plans. Information is collected through direct contact with the plant operator. If that is not possible data is sourced from third parties with detailed industry knowledge.
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