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    Kathy Hall

    Kathy Hall is the founder and executive editor of OPIS PetroChem Wire. Kathy manages market reports, news and data concerning ethylene, propylene, and commodity grade plastics markets (PE, PP, PS, PVC). She has been writing about olefins markets for more than 20 years.
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    Petrochemical, Ethylene

    Enterprise Ethylene Futures Contract Opens on CME; Hub Links to Global Market

    We can’t see into exactly what the future holds for US ethylene, but ethylene futures are now tradable at two of its Mont

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    Petrochemical, Ethylene, Propylene

    US Ethylene & Propylene Supply Chain Rebounds After a Shaky Few Months

    Our last blogpost in early April ended on a deeply uncertain note. Lockdowns in the US had just begun a few weeks

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    Ethylene and Propylene Prices in 2020: Two Market Stories

    Ethylene and propylene prices have had an interesting start to the year – both markets have seen prices drop, but at very

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    Spot Market, Petrochemical

    U.S. Ethylene Prices in Q2 2019: Where Have All the Traders Gone?

    Ethylene prices are having a tough year. Trading liquidity has dried up in a market that has shed 30% of its value since

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    Spot Market, Petrochemical

    U.S. Ethylene Prices in Q1 2019: Less-Than-Happy New Year

    As yet, the year 2019 has not provided much in the way of a Happy New Year for ethylene sellers. There are more than a

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    Spot Market, Petrochemical

    Petrochemicals 101: The In's & Out's of the 'Enes

    The building blocks of the petrochemical world often take a back seat to the stars of the energy and manufacturing world.

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