Crude Oil in 2018
Oil prices have been sitting at their highest levels in over three years so far in 2018, while inventories remain at the lowest levels since August 2015. Crude oil has consistently been above $65/bbl, and broke $70/bbl to start May.
Rail Traffic Takes on Tight Trucking Capacity, Up 6.5%
Railroads are reporting monthly increases in traffic as high as 6.5%, stemming from continued tightness and issues in the trucking market. Spot truck prices are up as much as 30% year-over-year, and many believe this might be considered the “new norm” of the freight industry.
U.S. Tariffs Remain Unsettled
Despite a multitude of articles, analysis and tweets across the news and political landscape, tariffs involving steel and aluminum with the EU, Canada and Mexico, as well as the proposed $150b in Chinese tariffs remain in flux as both proposals go through the proper channels.
Introducing: The View from Jamestown Mobile App
The Chemical Company is committed to being more than a product and service provider. TCC strives to be one of your most valuable assets, by being a partner in all of your business operations.
As part of these continued efforts, we are proud to introduce our dedicated mobile application, “The View from Jamestown: Mobile App.”.
Pricing trends, market news and analysis, events and conferences, and much more is available through the app, along with additional features and capabilities in the months and years to come. Click the icon below to download.
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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.
The View From Jamestown Podcast Edition
The Chemical Company produces weekly graphics with raw material market information and price changes. To follow along, follow TCC your platform of choice, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, and of course make sure you’re subscribed to The View.
ChemFlexx is The Chemical Company (TCC) diverse portfolio of plasticizers and polymer additives. Suitable for multiple industries, and with stock locations across the globe, the TCC ChemFlexx line will help secure your supply through all market conditions.
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.
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ACS & NPE: Thank you!
Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at both the American Coatings Show (ACS) and NPE 2018!
The Chemical Company is committed to giving back to our local community, and to the chemical industry as a whole. Our Love Chemistry campaign encompasses our fundraising and charitable efforts year after year.
AFPM ICIS Magazine
Did you catch our Security of Supply campaign placement in the recent AFPM ICIS print magazine?