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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2017
While LPG supply was generally tight heading into Q4, market players are unsure of the trajectory of availability in the fourth quarter. There are no expected production issues in Q4. Naphtha supply is expected to be stable in Q4.
Demand for LPG is expected to increase from the gasoline blending industry, with butane typically used more in winter gasoline blends. Stronger buying interest is also anticipated from the heating industry heading into the winter months. Expected demand from the petrochemical industry is currently murky, with demand dependent on current prices. Naphtha demand is expected to stay strong through Q4 on healthy petrochemical demand from both Europe and Asia.
Production ramped back up after Hurricane Harvey, and fractionators will continue to provide the production to meet growing steam cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) demand.
Large ethane cracker in US Gulf Coast have already come back on line and several chemical plants continue to ramp up after Hurricane Harvey.
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