Whichever regional Propylene markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.
Our insights into regional Propylene markets are provided by our network of reporters based locally in those markets.
Updated to Q2 2018
US propylene supply in the second quarter increased following the start-up of a new 750,000 tonne/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit. The unit had reached 84% operating rates by April and was operating above nameplate capacity by June. Production gains were partially offset by refinery turnarounds and a reduction in propylene production from crackers. An increase in crude oil values during much of the quarter had pushed crackers away from heavier feeds which produce more propylene.
US propylene demand strengthened through much of the second quarter as downstream markets rebuilt inventories after low operating rates in the first quarter. Demand had fallen off in the first quarter due to a spike in propylene prices as buyers of derivatives turned to imports and inventories. As propylene prices fell late in the first quarter, demand began to rebound and remained strong through much of the second quarter.
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Propylene is a colourless, highly flammable gas. It is produced by several routes, the most common of which is as a co-product of ethylene production from steam crackers.
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ICIS keeps our subscribers updated on anything that might potentially move prices such as cracker outages, start-ups or scheduled maintenance.
The report includes feedstock prices and weekly production data. It can benefit anyone buying or selling products made from polypropylene, acrylonitrile (ACN), propylene oxide (PO) or propylene glycol.
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