The Urethane Blog

Natural Gas Update

European Gas Soars After US LNG Terminal Explosion Halts Exports For Weeks

by Tyler DurdenThursday, Jun 09, 2022 – 10:50 AM

Europe’s natural gas prices jumped Thursday after one of the US’

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The New Reality

US Import Demand Is Dropping Off A Cliff

by Tyler DurdenTuesday, Jun 07, 2022 – 07:25 PM

By Henry Byers of FreightWaves

The latest ocean container bookings data reveals that despite the strong levels of inbound cargo during the first five months of 2022,

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Lumber Prices

Lumber Prices Crash 50% As Fed Tightens 

by Tyler DurdenFriday, Jun 03, 2022 – 08:40 PM

Lumber prices have been halved since the Federal Reserve embarked on its most aggressive interest rate tightening campaign in decades as the pandemic boom in housing slows.

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Lockdown Lifted

Shanghai Is Finally Lifting Its COVID Lockdown

by Tyler DurdenTuesday, May 31, 2022 – 06:00 PM

After another two months of misery and lockdowns,

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More on Inventories

Bloated inventories hit Walmart, Target and other retailers’ profits, trucking demand

Too much stock means lower truckload volumes, more intermodal business

Mark SolomonFriday,

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