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Updated to Q3 2019
US ethylene supply will improve in Q3 as planned maintenance is expected to end at ExxonMobil and BASF Total, and as Indorama, Lotte/Westlake and Shintech’s new crackers start on-spec production. Inventories should remain high. Supply will continue to outpace weak demand and prices are likely to remain low on oversupply and low costs.
US ethylene demand is expected to remain sluggish from downstream sectors during Q3 because it is likely to have peaked for the year in Q2. A dim economic outlook and trade tensions with China are expected to weigh on demand. Oversupply against weak demand is expected to keep spot prices steady and low throughout the quarter.
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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