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The Summer of 
Ethylene: Spot Price Volatility Risk & the Need for Transparent Fundamentals

Gain Insight Into Trends & New Challenges Faced by the Ethylene Market - Download Now

The boom in U.S. ethane supplies, thanks to the proliferation of drilling in shale gas plays, has prompted the U.S. petrochemical industry to expand steam cracker capacity and build entirely new crackers, all ethane-fed.

Low costs and profitability have spurred olefins producers to capture this new competitive advantage. But the impact of the U.S. petrochemical rebirth thus far has been ethylene spot price volatility, due to lengthy expansion-driven shutdowns and historically high operating rates.

In this white paper readers will:

  • Read about why the ethylene market is so volatile and how it impacts prices
  • Understand the market’s sensitivity to physical supply
  • Review summer 2014 spot ethylene prices and the impact of outages
  • Learn how accurate fundamental information can help market efficiency

The need for accurate, real-time information in this volatile market is evident. Transparency in fundamentals reduces market inefficiency and in turn, undue price volatility. Price aligns with factual evidence of supply and demand, as opposed to a market ripe with conjecture and speculation.

Click here to learn more or request a free trial of Genscape’s real-time information and data on the U.S. ethylene and feedstock markets. You may also request a free trial of the recently launched USGC PetChem Morning Update here

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