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Updated to Q4 2017
Supply in the fourth quarter continued to be affected by the effects of the late-August Hurricane Harvey as outages of several olefins units continued into November, and one into December, and as refinery operating rates remained below pre-Harvey averages until late November. Downward pressure from recovering production levels was offset by the delay of a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit which had been expected to start up in September. Start-up procedures for the unit began in November, but are expected to continue into 2018.
Demand for propylene in the fourth quarter improved following the late-August Hurricane Harvey as downstream outages resolved. However, some effects from the hurricane lingered late into the quarter. Meanwhile, climbing prices throughout the quarter opened an arbitrage window from Asia to the US for downstream polypropylene (PP), which is the largest consumer of US propylene. Further price increases could increase PP import levels and erode demand for propylene.
The US propylene report offers an assessment of spot and contract prices that are commonly accepted as the benchmark for the industry, not only in the US, but in other parts of the world.
ICIS keeps our subscribers updated on anything that might potentially move prices such as cracker outages, start-ups or scheduled maintenance.
The report includes feedstock prices and weekly production data. It can benefit anyone buying or selling products made from polypropylene, acrylonitrile (ACN), propylene oxide (PO) or propylene glycol.
Our subscriber base includes buyers and sellers as well as traders and analysts both in the US and abroad.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Propylene. 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.
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