Americas top stories: weekly summary

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 29 September 2017:

US Sept epoxy contracts assessed lower despite roll pressure

US September epoxy resin contracts were assessed lower on Tuesday, despite strong pressure for a rollover.

US Aug specialty chems growth slows due to Harvey - ACC

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) specialty chemicals market volume index increased only 0.1% in August from July, reflecting the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the trade group said on Tuesday.

LyondellBasell may decide on US PP, PDH by end '18 - CEO

LyondellBasell is studying a new US polypropylene (PP) as well as a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project that will be decided upon in 2018, its CEO said on Wednesday.

US biofuels sector alarmed as EPA considers reductions to RVOs

US biofuels markets were thrown into chaos late on Wednesday after a notice from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called into questions renewable fuel blending levels.

LSB shuts US ammonia plant in Oklahoma after fire

LSB Industries shut down its ammonia plant in Pryor, Oklahoma, after a minor fire, it said on Thursday.

US Sept PE contracts settle higher on tight supply

US September contracts for polyethylene (PE) were assessed higher on Friday owing to persistent supply limitations following Hurricane Harvey.

Initial US Sep propylene contracts settle up 7 cents/lb

Initial settlements for US September propylene contract prices are at a 7 cents/lb increase from August levels, market sources said on Friday, although the settlement is not yet marketwide.

US Oct BD contracts fully settle up 24%

US October butadiene (BD) contracts fully settled up 10 cents/lb ($220/tonne), sources said on Friday.

M&G to cease production at US PET plant in W Virginia

Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) will be ceasing production at its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Mason county, West Virginia, county officials told ICIS on Friday.