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Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?


Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?

Report summary

The volatile energy markets of the past few months have resulted with ethane prices $1/mmbtu below the natural gas price. Despite the low ethane prices, the margin for cracking heavier feedstocks such as propane and butane, is superior to the margin of ethane. Ethane had long been the advantaged feedstock at the cracker. This Insight looks at whether the propane and butane advantage is a short-term phenomenon or are the current relative cracking margins here to stay.

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This NGL Insight report highlights a key issue surrounding this topic, and discusses the implications for those involved.

For market participants, suppliers, and advisors who need to look at current industry trends, risks and issues around this topic, this report gives you an expert point of view to help inform your decision making.

Wood Mackenzie provides detailed commercial and strategic insight into the North American NGL markets. Our data-rich analysis is driven from our integrated energy and petrochemicals research, which gives you a regional and national perspective on ethane, propane, butanes and pentanes.

From gas processing to exports, we help you to understand the future direction of the NGL markets and make key decisions.

  • Ethane Cash Costs Typically are the Lowest
  • Ethane Frac Spread
  • Crude to Natural Gas Price Ratio
  • Ethylene and Propylene Prices

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Ethane Cash Costs Typically are the Lowest
    • Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?: Image 1
  • Ethane Frac Spread
    • Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?: Image 2
  • Crude to Natural Gas Price Ratio
    • Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?: Image 3
  • Ethylene and Propylene Prices
    • Volatile Prices Challenging Ethylene Cash Cost Norms, Are Changes Here to Stay?: Image 4
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