The ICIS Weekly Atlantic Basin Feedstocks report covers Europe and the US. There are numerous price assessments, including crude, naphtha, gasoline, ethane, propane, butane, LPG, NGL, VGO, fuel oil and cracked fuel and these are gathered by our locally based reporters. Commentary gives news and analysis on price movements, refinery news, demand patterns and any other economic or political news impacting the market at the time. This reliable tool can be used to help you make business decisions.
Updated to Q2 2021
NGLs supply bounced back in Q2 following disruptions caused by February’s winter storm Uri. Increasing drilling activity in response to more favorable economics boosted NGL co-production. Higher refinery utilisation – driven by a recovery in demand for transportation fuels – supported greater propane and butane production.
Demand for NGLs rebounded in Q2 as downstream plants ramped back up after Q1 disruptions. Low ethylene, propylene and butadiene (BD) inventories and healthy consumption of their derivatives sustained strong demand for feedstocks. Rapidly expanding overseas cracker capacity – particularly in China and South Korea – drove demand for relatively-low-cost US NGLs.
We offer the following regional Feedstocks analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Feedstocks marketplace.
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