The View from Jamestown: December 2017

The view from Jamestown December 2017 - The Chemical Company | Chemical Distributor

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Methanol Prices Continue to Rise Across the Market

TCC Methanol Product Manager Cory Mullins anticipates rising Methanol prices heading into December and through the new year. Methanol prices rose 8 cents last week alone, with continued price increases expected.
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Domestic China 2-EH Prices Rising

China’s domestic 2-EH prices are expected to continue to rise with tight supply and increasing downstream demand. Supply has been shrinking throughout Q4 due to closures throughout China as environmental regulations continue. The rising costs and supply issues impact downstream plasticizers such as DOTP and DOP, raising costs by 3-6%.
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Pricing Notes & Trends Going to 2018

With relatively mild weather throughout the U.S. heading into December, a majority of products and prices are seen unusually flat, or with minimal gains if any. Propylene settled up only 1-1.5 cents, while orthoxylene’s are up in Europe but flat in the U.S. With the unusually warm weather thus far, natural gas and propane prices remain low as the year comes to an end. Other materials including Benzene continues to rise, as well as Methanol up 8cpg last week alone.

The Chemical Company - From the Captain's Chair

November 2017

TCC President Robb Roach shares his thoughts and trends on the market as 2017 comes to a close, and heading into 2018. From rising Benzene prices, continued freight tightness and new hires at TCC, Robb covers it all in the first edition of The View from the Captain’s Chair.
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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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