The Hodson Report

The Hodson Report

Comprehensive Coverage of the U.S. Steam Cracker Industry

This monthly report, in its third decade of publication, provides a comprehensive review of U.S. steam cracker operations. This includes plant-by-plant feedslate and utilization information compiled from producers and other market participants. Using the operations data, our proprietary model calculates the associated ethylene, propylene, and butadiene production, as well as the ethylene production cash cost by feedstock.

The following table illustrates the depth of coverage in this monthly publication:

Turnaround & downtime summary for U.S. steam crackers for the current month U.S. steam cracker operations for the current 4-month period
Current year operations calendar with up-to-date planned and unplanned outages U.S. steam cracker industry operating rates
U.S. steam cracker operations expectations for upcoming month U.S. steam cracker capacities & planned expansions
U.S. steam cracker feedstocks:
  • Monthly consumption
  • Light/heavy feedslate split
  • Ethylene production by feedstock
  • Historical outlook of changing feedstock trends
Olefin Production from Steam Cracker Operations:
  • Ethylene, propylene, and butadiene monthly production
  • P/E Ratios
  • B/E Ratios
European steam cracker summary:
  • Ethylene capacities & TA schedule
  • Monthly production & operating rates
  • Monthly feedstock consumption
Summary of Trade Flows:
  • U.S. Propane Imports by region of origin
  • U.S. Propane Exports by region of destination
  • U.S. Olefins Net Trade (Ethylene, Propylene & Butadiene)
U.S. ethylene cash cost analysis:
  • Cash costs by feedstock
  • Cash margin comparison
  • Feedstock equivalent values
US Monthly Pricing summary:
  • Crude oil prices
  • Individual cracker feedstock
  • Ethylene, propylene, and butadiene prices

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