Platts' NGL team is closely analyzing US ethane as the market enters uncharted waters in 2014. As the domestic ethane surplus grows and billions are invested in new infrastructure, a waterborne export market is developing for the first time. But when will US ethane hit global markets, and where will it go?
Platts answers these important questions in a new Market Alert, Adrift in a Sea of Ethane: Will Exports Solve the US Ethane Oversupply? This study takes a deep-dive into current ethane fundamentals in North America, the amount of exports that could potentially hit global markets through 2024, and the current and proposed facilities around the world that could import US-sourced ethane.