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Updated to Q1 2017
US hydrochloric acid (HCI) prices during the first quarter started to rise from the floor – where they have been since mid-2015 – when the collapse of crude oil prices curbed drilling activity, the largest consumer of the material in late 2014.
Oil had reached the mid-$50s/bbl by the beginning of the year and drilling activity had begun to climb again. A number of plant maintenances and unplanned outages also restricted supply although US producers had difficulty getting the market to accept an increase of $25/wet ton for 22-degree Baume material.
Oilfield exploration companies, which had negotiated discounts during the collapse in demand during 2015, were hesitant to accept increases and distributors in West Texas were willing to forego the increase to gain market share. Nevertheless, buyers of smaller volumes in the oilfield and other industries began to accept smaller increases.
However, oil prices and prospects for a continued return to robust drilling activity were again put in question at the end of the quarter when crude prices dipped below $50/bbl.
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