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Updated to Q4 2020
Supply is likely to remain healthy as downstream demand recovers. Given the US feedstock advantage for butane due to hydraulic fracturing of shale formations, pressure from overseas sellers will be soft. Prices for imported material will be steady, but high freight costs from Asia will make it challenging to move volumes. New fractionation capacity is slated to be added by 2021, although reduced crude production and rising demand will weigh on feedstock supply.
Demand is expected to hold up in October, before a seasonal slowdown starts in November. While some do not see conditions as bullish enough to exert upward pressure on MA in October, that could change in November if both demand and feedstock prices continue to increase. With demand in most sectors unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, margin recovery will remain a challenge.
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Maleic anhydride (MA) is derived from butane in the US. In Europe and Asia, MA is derived predominantly from butane units, although a small amount is produced by benzene units.
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