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Market Movers, Feb 20-24: China coal policy changes, methanol supply constraints, LNG tender interest

Market Movers, Feb 20-24: China coal policy changes, methanol supply constraints, LNG tender interest

2017-02-20 09:00:37 EST

Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

Platts Market Movers, Feb 13-17: Japanese thermal coal buyers scout for cargoes; reverse arb opens for styrene monomer

Platts Market Movers, Feb 6-10: Commodity market activities seen picking up as Asia returns from Lunar New Year holidays

US propylene producers reportedly buying spot to fulfill obligations

Feature: Global Aromatics Pricing Analysis

January 11, 2017
Asian propylene is likely to face pressure from a supply glut in 2017 with fewer steam crackers scheduled to undergo maintenance and propane dehydrogenation plants that started up in 2015 or early 2016 seeing more stable production, according to sources.
Supply overhang to weigh on Asian propylene market
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US propylene market eyes more length in 2017
US propylene market eyes more length in 2017
The US propylene market is bracing for another bearish year in pricing and more exports as a major capacity addition in the US Gulf Coast is expected to further lengthen supply in 2017.
Asian expansion to increase European propylene imports
Asian expansion to increase European propylene imports
A gradual rise in European propylene and polypropylene imports seen in 2016 is expected to continue in 2017.


February 17, 2017
Our editors discuss how the European Commission’s decision to drop anti-dumping duties on Chinese PET will affect European producers.
January 27, 2017
Mike Boswell, chair of the Brexit Committee at the British Plastic Federation assesses the challenges for an import dependent UK plastics industry post Brexit.
November 03, 2016
Interview with Camille Marty, liquid bulk business manager at the Port of Tarragona, on the port’s plans to become a hub for the petrochemical industry in the Mediterranean.
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News Headlines

Houston (Platts)--20 Feb 2017 945 am EST/1445 GMT
Formosa Plastics USA said Friday it would raise caustic soda prices by $85/dry st, becoming the latest US seller to increase prices, according to a letter to customers obtained by S&P Global Platts.
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Stay one step ahead with the latest petrochemicals prices, news and market commentaries for a range of petrochemical products including naphtha feedstocks, aromatics, olefins, and polymers.


Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook

Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook helps you understand how today's wide cracking margins are incentivizing a rush for new capacity and how this might erode the US feedstock advantage post 2017, providing a global outlook on polyethylene and polypropylene supply and demand out to 2026.

The Barrel Blog

January 30, 2017
Smaller TEU vessels have struggled to find a logical home since the Panama Canal expansion as logistics companies are utilizing the neo-Panamax gauge for economies of scale.
January 23, 2017
The world is becoming an ever smaller place and the ability to conduct business with the most competitive companies globally is paramount for survival. What next for the smaller TEU fleet?
January 20, 2017
We consider commodity prices during President Barack Obama's tenure and will track how they change during President Donald Trump's time in office.
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Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

Published September 2016

The Asian Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asian Petrochemical assessments.

Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

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