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3/9/2018
The US caustic soda market balance shifted from balanced to snug as January progressed. Uncharacteristically severe winter weather reached deep into the US South region, disrupting chlor-alkali operations and caustic loading at most plants in the region for varying lengths of time, and reducing operating rates at some plants. Some buyers’ consumption was also impacted, but in general domestic demand and contract export demand were both strong. To learn more, read the IHS Global Chlor Alkali January report.
5/22/2017
Effective immediately, or when permissible by contract, price increases on liquid caustic soda have been announced.  For more information, contact your OWI National Account Manager. Price Increases by Supplier: (1) Olin - Diaphragm $70.00, Membrane $70.00 (2) Oxy - Diaphragm $60.00, Membrane $75.00 (3) Formosa - Diaphragm $75.00, Membrane $75.00 (4) Westlake - Diaphragm $55.00, Membrane $75.00  
5/16/2017
Rising Chinese Export pricing continues to put pressure on the US West Coast, as a large trader announced a $20 per dry short ton increase for June 1st implementation.
5/15/2017
Recently, a large producer nominated a price increase of approximately $70 per dry short ton for immediate application or as contracts permit.  Most likely, actual implementation will occur on July 1st.  The remaining US Producers are all expected to follow.
4/19/2017
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Formosa Plastics USA declared force majeure on Tuesday at its chlor-alkali plant in Point Comfort, Texas, after a “torrential thunderstorm” rendered the plant inoperable, according to a company letter to customers.
3/15/2017
To learn more, read the article posted on Yahoo! Finance.
2/23/2017
2016 North American Caustic Overview - Price Increase Announcements.