THE EPOXY BLOG

EG and Derivatives Update

US EG suppliers mull options with 85% of capacity stricken by winter storm

Author: Antoinette Smith

2021/02/18

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Most US ethylene glycol (EG) capacity is at reduced rates or shut down as a result of a winter storm that has knocked out power for millions of people and business,

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Storm Impact

Winter storm impact may exceed Hurricane Harvey’s but US chemicals earnings to rise

Author: Joseph Chang

2021/02/19

NEW YORK (ICIS)–The severe winter storm and ultra-low temperatures on the US Gulf Coast put a deep freeze on the nation’s petrochemicals sector with multiple crackers and refineries shutting down amid already tight markets.

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Consumer Spending Surge

US: Consumers went on an Unexpected Rampage in January

Dan North | February 17, 2021 The US consumer came roaring back with a vengeance in January as retail sales sky-rocketed 5.3% m/m,

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Highlights from Today’s Event

There were many interesting topics in today’s virtual lunch event, including the fact that estimates of total U.S.

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Gulf Coast Update

US Gulf Coast ice storms cause chems production freeze

Author: Tom Brown

2021/02/16

LONDON (ICIS)–An almost unprecedented polar storm sweeping across the US Gulf Coast states has led to shutdowns and production cuts at a swathe of petrochemicals plants and refineries in the area,

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