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The View: Podcast Edition
The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition is our bi-weekly podcast series that includes content from The View, interviews with industry professionals and business partners, tradeshow previews, and much more.
Click the album art to stream the April View from Jamestown podcast today.
No-Toxicity Ruling for DINP in Europe
This month, the European Chemicals Agency Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) concluded no classification is required for DINP after a lengthy research and analysis period. This comes after Denmark submitted a request to look into a ruling in 2015.
Crude Oil Hovers Above, Around $65/bbl
Crude Oil prices have ticked above $65/bbl two separate times so far in 2018, a price widely regarded as a major threshold for the petrochemical market.
U.S. Trucking Will Get Worse in 2018 Before it Gets Better
Throughout the months of trucking issues including driver shortages, ELD mandates and the winter weather, analysts believe the issues will continue getting worse before they get better.
This report from Bloomberg expects freight costs to rise as much as 12% in 2018, up from already inflated rates that the industry has been seeing through the last six to twelve months.
Product Pricing Trends & Updates
- U.S. Propylene spot prices mostly down
- Polymer Grade: $.4275/lb
- Refinery Grade: $.295/lb
- U.S. contract Ethylene settles at 28.25cpp, down 1.75cpp from March
- Crude Oil fell on Wednesday to $63.37/bbl, but has been hovering around $65/bbl all March
- June ICE Brent settled down to $68.02/bbl
- May NYMEX Nat Gas closed Wednesday at $2.718/mmBtu
- April Benzene settled down 7cpg, to 299cpg. Was 306cpg in March
Pricing info & trends courtesy of: PetroChem Wire
Security of Supply | The Chemical Company
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Our team includes a local technical sales staff based throughout the Americas, a dedicated EH&S team, our integrated logistics managers, vertically integrated producing partners, and committed high-quality customer expert team.
We monitor short-term trends and long-term opportunities, acting and investing when the market is right to bring the best value to our business partners and customers.
Featured Product: April 2018
NatureFlexx ELO: Epoxidized Linseed Oil
All products are subject to availability, which fluctuates daily. Most products are available from TCC with approximately a one-week lead time.
For more information, click the graphic of the product, or visit thechemco.com.
Monthly Market Movers
Crude Oil: $63.50 (+ 3.55%)
Natural Gas: $2.669 (- 2.41%)
DOW: 23,995 (- 2.75%)
Nasdaq: 6,995 (- 3.75%)
As of: 4/3/2018, Yahoo Finance (Approximate monthly changes)
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As of: 4/3/2018, xe.com