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US chemical stock prices surge on Harvey impact, even with start-ups

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical stock prices are surging amid the start-up of two world-scale projects by DowDuPont and Chevron Phillips Chemical, as markets shrug off fears of new supply amid product tightness in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices

Posted on July 27th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Significant price volatility for some petrochemicals over the past few months has overshadowed steadier trends more closely related to crude oil and overarching market direction. Continue reading “Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices” »

“Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical equity prices are getting a boost from expectations of a major fiscal spending/infrastructure boost in a Trump administration, while concerns over Trump’s policies on global trade have largely been set aside for now. Continue reading ““Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner” »

US PVC market optimistic on construction rebound

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The slowly improving US construction market is boosting optimism and sales in the US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market. Continue reading “US PVC market optimistic on construction rebound” »