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Updated to Q2 2021
With most winter storm-related production issues resolved, operating rates should rise in Q2. However, planned maintenance for a few steam crackers will inhibit the degree to which supply increases. The eventual start-up of Baystar’s new 1m tonne/year cracker in Texas (currently slated for June/July) will further boost supply. Availability of feedstock natural gas liquids (NGLs) is expected to remain ample, especially if oil and gas drilling activity continues to rise.
Demand for ethylene has remained strong through most of the pandemic and is expected to continue to do so in Q2. What remains to be seen is how widespread vaccine roll-outs and lifted restrictions will affect consumer behavior. Some market participants believe that restored availability of and pent-up demand for services (e.g., travel, entertainment) will be bearish for ethylene demand, while others contend that the overall economic benefits of the containment of the coronavirus will drive consumption.
We offer the following regional Ethylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Ethylene marketplace.
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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..
Ethylene US Margin Report Methodology
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.
The US ethylene report offers an assessment of the spot process and contract quotes that reflects the benchmark price for the monomer in the US market.
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