How does Europe cope with declining propylene supplies?

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Report summary

Europe is faced with a declining supply of purified propylene. Meanwhile, the addition of significant on-purpose propylene capacity in North America and Asia is ushering in a new era in the global market. Our new "Long-term Global Propylene Market Service" examines these dynamics and in this Insight, we look at the impact of declining local supply on the purified propylene market in Europe.

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Shift to lighter feedstocks drives down propylene supply
  • A closer look at ethane importers
  • Weak demand growth fails to support investment
  • Adapting to the supply situation through a decline in exports
  • Prices and Margins
  • Conclusions

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Europe Purified Propylene Production, 2014
  • Europe Propylene Production by Technology (% On-Purpose)
  • INEOS, Grangemouth Co-Product Production
  • SABIC, Wilton Co-Product Production
  • Europe Propylene Major Derivative Consumption
  • Europe Propylene Monomer Consumption (Into Derivative Production)
  • Europe Net Trade of Major Derivatives
  • Russia and The Caspian Net Trade of Major Derivatives
  • Regional Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) Margins
  • Europe PDH Economics (Return on Investment, ROI)

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