US spot ethylene was near a 30-month low this week following market talks of production expansions and restarts, and the end of December could bring all US ethylene producers into operation, a sight unseen in over 18 months. Christopher Ferrell, editor for US petrochemicals, and Pavel Pavlov, who covers the US olefins market, discuss the US ethylene and downstream markets in the wake of more falling crude prices and examine the effects in global markets.
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