The ICIS Weekly Atlantic Basin Feedstocks report covers Europe and the US. There are numerous price assessments, including crude, naphtha, gasoline, ethane, propane, butane, LPG, NGL, VGO, fuel oil and cracked fuel and these are gathered by our locally based reporters. Commentary gives news and analysis on price movements, refinery news, demand patterns and any other economic or political news impacting the market at the time. This reliable tool can be used to help you make business decisions.
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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q2 2018
Ethane and propane supplies are expected to grow due to rising growth in raw NGL supplies.
A large ethane-consuming cracker is expected to start up in the US Gulf, and with turnarounds in the region expected to end, ethane demand is expected to rise, and continue to rise. Propane demand is also expected to grow as exports rise and PDH demand remains consistent.
The supply outlook for European gasoil, VGO and fuel oil is said to be stable.
Demand for fuel oil from export markets such as Singapore is likely to keep the market in balance. Meanwhile, the outlook for diesel/gasoil demand and VGO demand is stable in Europe.
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