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PetroChem Wire Week in Review

Concise, reliable weekly updates for US olefins, styrenics and polymers

This report is for anyone in the U.S. Olefins, Styrenics or Polymers supply chains who need concise, reliable weekly market updates. Drawing from the benchmarked OPIS PetroChem Wire Daily and the OPIS PetroChem Wire Refinery Focus Daily, this report provides a summary of the week’s activity in key US chemical and plastic markets. It includes charts and daily price tables, along with key global snapshots, production news and analyses of forward market trends as well as production cost summaries.

What you get


  • Three-year forward curves for ethylene and polymer grade propylene
  • Trading volumes for physical, financial, spread and index deals for ethylene and propylene
  • Export volume summaries
  • U.S. olefins plant operations news
  • Operating rates for U.S. steam crackers, refineries, PDH units and splitters
  • U.S. ethylene cash costs and forward cash cost valuations
  • U.S. PGP margins based on RGP, propane and ethylene


  • Quick-scan review of global and U.S. price movements for polyethylene and polypropylene
  • A snapshot of the recycled resin supply chain, from scrap to reprocessed pellets
  • Accurate pricing for commodity grades of PE (HDPE BM and inj, HMWPE, LLDPE butene and LDPE film) across different delivery points (FOB Houston, FOB Chicago and delivered)
  • A clear perspective on wide spec and off grade spot market PE trading, a leading market indicator
  • Production economics of PE for producers in North America, Europe and Asia and world import/export balances

Polystyrene Chain

  • Summary of U.S. domestic price movements for general purpose polystyrene and high impact polystyrene
  • Trends in off-grade and recycled polystyrene markets
  • Spot U.S. Gulf Coast styrene deals and latest price trends
  • Spot U.S. benzene market indicators


  • A review of energy futures trends for NYMEX WTI, ICE Brent and NYMEX natural gas
  • U.S. inventory levels of crude oil, gasoline and propane as per the EIA
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