MEG market: How did we get here, and what can we expect?
2022 market seems to be getting worse by the month for Asian and European producers. The oversupply effect is kicking in after a total of 6.6 Mt of nameplate MEG capacities started up last year. Naphtha-integrated margins fell to -$286/t in March, forcing various plants across Asia to reduce operating rates. MEG margins reached its current state after a series of events, culminating in a horrible March for almost all Asian and European MEG producers.