Americas petrochemical outlook H1 2018

| January 20, 2018

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Major capacity additions stand to again play a prominent role in key petrochemicals markets in the Americas in 2018 as the US industry rebounds from Hurricane Harvey-related disruptions and project delays. In fact, if 2017 stands to be defined by Harvey and the havoc it wreaked on the industry in late August at its peak knocking out 60% of US ethylene capacity the new year appears primed to shake things up from the outset, with strength in global crude prices lifting some markets and expectations of ballooning surpluses depressing others. Crude will continue to play a leading role globally, and 2018 already has seen oil prices reach three-year highs on supply and geopolitical concerns.

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