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Updated to Q3 2021
Between resolving production issues and the addition of new steam cracking capacity – Baystar’s 1m tonnes/year steam cracker in Texas is expected to come online fully in July/August – Q3 should be characterised by continued recovery for US ethylene supply. Possible caveats include planned plant maintenance deferred from 2020 due to the pandemic and any disruptions caused by this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Upstream, more attractive drilling economics should support greater co-production of feedstock natural gas liquids (NGLs).
While end-user consumption of ethylene derivatives is expected to remain healthy or even increase amid continued economic recovery, downstream producers’ feverish demand for the intermediate is expected to eventually ease as inventories approach more comfortable levels. Demand from abroad for US ethylene will depend on comparative pricing, which at least partially will be driven by US feedstock NGL costs and any supply disruptions. ”
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Ethylene is a colourless, odourless, extremely flammable compressed gas. It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in liquid hydrocarbons. It reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and is anexplosion hazard..
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The main method of ethylene manufacture is by the thermal cracking of hydrocarbons. Both gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon feedstocks are used in the US, so this report examines two typical models.
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