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EG Prices Normalize as Dow Ends Allocation

12:27 PM MST | January 21, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical ended force majeure and related volume allocation on monoethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol last week, helping prices to normalize, sources say. Dow declared force majeure in October of last year, citing an unplanned outage at its Seadrift, TX site as well as an extension of a planned turnaround at the company’s Hahnville, LA plant. Dow, through its MEGlobal (Dubai) joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), is the world’s largest EG producer, with close to 13% of the world’s capacity. EG production at...

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