HSA Update

Regulatory Alert and Legislative Updates

HSA expansion: Not yet passed by House and Senate but in discussions

We continually monitor what happens in Washington regarding HSA regulations and legislation.

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Explosion at Emerald Akron Site

Authorities give all clear to South Akron area rocked by fire and explosion. No injuries reported

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Propylene Overview

US propylene market to remain volatile through 2018
12 July 2018 18:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene supply may remain snug despite newly built capacity,

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More on Tariffs

Latest $200bn US tariff proposal includes many Chinese chems
11 July 2018 22:46 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Several chemicals are included in the $200bn worth of tariffs that the US may impose on Chinese imports in the latest escalation of the trade war between the two countries.

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Additional Tariffs Proposed

Trump targets $200B more Chinese goods for tariffs

07/10/2018 06:45 PM EDT

Updated 07/10/2018 08:21 PM EDT

See the list here:

The Trump administration escalated a mounting trade war with China on Tuesday by publishing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that it proposes to hit with an additional 10 percent tariff.

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Producer Price Index on the Rise

Producer prices rose in June, leading to the biggest annual increase in 6 1/2 years

  • U.S. producer prices increased slightly more than expected in June amid gains in the cost of services and motor vehicles.

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Crackers Headed Back to Europe

INEOS expansions, new cracker and PDH all good news for Europe, but there could be casualties
05 July 2018 14:49 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)—First reactions from market players in Europe to the latest INEOS ethylene and propylene announcement have so far been very positive.

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Brenntag Acquires Canada Colors

Essen, July 3, 2018
Brenntag expands footprint in Canada by acquiring the
chemicals distribution business of Canada Colors and
Chemicals Ltd.

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