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Updated to Q3 2017
US glycol ethers supply was ample and steady during most of the third quarter, but supply began to tighten late in the quarter as Hurricane Harvey struck the US Gulf Coast in the first week of September. Upstream supply pressure on ethylene and propylene also created some price pressure in September, pushing prices up by 6 cents/lb ($132/tonne), despite moderate weakness early in the quarter from lower-price feedstock.
US glycol ethers demand declined moderately from the peak US spring coatings season, but then continued steady during most of the quarter. Demand remained stable despite some supply concerns late in the period, following Hurricane Harvey’s disruption of chemical production and transportation logistics in the US Gulf. While seasonal demand would typically have continued to weaken, it was held fairly steady by storm-related supply limits and unseasonably healthy buying interest, sellers said.
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