Following the success of the ICIS seminar at EPCA, we would like to give you the opportunity to watch the full presentation given by ICIS consultants.
The presentation covers the following:
EPCA ’16: Versalis eyes new supply deal from Italy cracker
03 October 2016 18:12
EPCA '16 - VIDEO: Europe petchems threatened by regulation - trade group
03 October 2016 16:44
INSIGHT: EPCA ’16: Producers seeking market-driven solutions to growth conundrum
03 October 2016 15:07
EPCA ’16: Global markets will adjust quickly to latest US cracker wave - Patel
03 October 2016 15:00
EPCA ’16: Arkema will be more asset light and market driven - CEO
03 October 2016 10:49
EPCA '16: No significant new capacity growth likely in Europe – BASF
03 October 2016 08:23
EPCA ’16: Europe benzene to stay rangebound in Q4 2016
02 October 2016 14:24
VIDEO: EPCA ’16: New business strategies required amid chaotic global economy
02 October 2016 14:01
EPCA '16: Europe PE PP players uncertain as monomers settle
02 October 2016 10:00
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‘ICIS Insight Editor Nigel Davis talks about the long-term outlook for European producers and their major topics of discussion for the EPCA.’
‘Markets Editor Chris Barker interviews Markets Reporter Ben Lake about the challenges facing the ETAC market ahead of EPCA 2016.’
‘ICIS consultant Rob Peacock talks about Consulting and Analytics' program for EPCA 2016 and the impact of new capacities in the benzene market.’
EU benzene imports continued the growth trend of recent years and were up again in H1 2016 compared to the same period last year, with strong prices earlier in 2016 helping pull volumes from other regions. More capacity coming online in Saudi Arabia and India should also see additional volumes making their way into the EU by 2017. Meanwhile, EU benzene exports saw a considerable drop in H1 2016 compared to the previous year, with reduced extraction capacity in Europe and the firmer domestic prices limiting opportunities to move material out of the region.
While the US remains the key source of styrene imports arriving into the EU, H1 2016 saw an overall drop in volumes moving into the region despite some planned production closures. The restart of the 550,000 tonne/year ELLBA unit at Moerdijk in January 2016 helped rebalance some of the tightness in Europe, and a stronger Asian market earlier in 2016 also diverted US material away from Europe. This also led to more styrene exports leaving the EU in H1 2016, with the opening of the eastbound arbitrage window.
Europe strengthened its position as a net exporter in 2015 due to new butadiene (BD) capacities, but global trading conditions were subdued. This year, healthier demand has returned, allowing the full impact of capacity increases to be seen across Mexico, the US and South Korea.
To give you the complete picture, ICIS has created a mid-year trade flow infographic, highlighting import and export volumes and destinations using data from Eurostat.
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Europe’s ethylene landscape has been more fluid and dynamic over the past two years than ever before. The advent of low oil prices in Q4 2014 led to record cracker margins, strong demand, and increased operating rates, which in turn was considered a factor in the unprecedented number of production problems in 2015.
This mid-year trade flow review infographic using data from Eurostat demonstrates how Europe has managed the rollercoaster environment.
This summer saw bearish market conditions for ethylene glycol (EG), as high import levels and the subsequent excess spot availability placed downward pressure on prices. Conditions improved in September, but recent developments may affect 2017 negotiations as they get underway on the sidelines of EPCA.
In light of this market uncertainty, ICIS has created a mid-year trade flow infographic, highlighting import and export volumes and destinations using data from Eurostat.