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Updated to Q3 2017
Events in late summer in Europe and the US tightened American MEK supply. US MEK prices jumped initially because of a power outage and fire in late July at the largest refinery in Europe, Shell’s Pernis plant in Rotterdam .That incident prompted Shell to declare a force majeure on material made in Pernis, though the FM has since been lifted and the refinery is operating. There are no MEK plants in the US, with Shell and ExxonMobil plants in Europe and a Sasol unit in South Africa largely supplying American consumers. Then Hurricane Harvey blew into Texas in late August and, as a result, two US MEK suppliers put their American customers on tight sales allocations.
Strong US MEK demand in late summer because of a plant outage in Europe at Rotterdam caused a 30% jump in American prices in less than a month. Much higher prices in Europe also sparked the US hike, because of American consumers’ dependence on imported material. Hurricane Harvey tightened supply even further, prompting two producers to raise contract prices separately by another 6 cents/lb in late September. Another supplier proposed a double-digit increase for October.
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