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Municipal Spotlight

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Each month, the OWI Chlor Alkali team identifies several municipalities that may have a significant impact on caustic soda market dynamics. Select a municipality to view current prices and other relevant data.

Disclaimer: Prices are calculated based on bid information received from each municipality and estimated cost projections based on standard industry costs as related to freight and other variables.

All pricing estimates below are based upon FOB US Gulf Coast Economics where 80% of US Chlor Alkali is produced. OWI uses the industry standard for wet pound conversion of 3920 versus 4000 for the purposes of calculating the price estimates below. 

 
 
 

Austin, Texas

Gulf REGION

TERMINAL:   Houston
MILES:   165

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$507.20

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $68.00
THRU-PUT:   $30.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $30.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $369.20
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $30.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$369.20

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   110
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/28/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Dallas, Texas

Gulf REGION

TERMINAL:   Cleburne
MILES:   50

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$482.00

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $35.00
THRU-PUT:   $15.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $55.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $377.00
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $55.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$377.00

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   N/A
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/3/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Duluth, Minnesota

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   St. Paul
MILES:   150

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$593.56

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $65.00
THRU-PUT:   $30.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $110.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $388.56
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $110.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$388.56

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   230
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/3/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Elgin, Illinois

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   Lemont
MILES:   61

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$508.42

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $40.00
THRU-PUT:   $25.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $343.42
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$343.42

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   205
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/1/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Greenville, Ohio

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   Cincinnati
MILES:   89

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$504.00

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $44.40
THRU-PUT:   $25.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $95.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $334.60
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $95.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$334.60

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   N/A
EFFECTIVE DATE:   3/1/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Huron, Ohio

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   Pittsburgh
MILES:   170

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$841.43

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $197.85
THRU-PUT:   $25.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $518.61
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$518.61

PRODUCT:   25% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   20
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/3/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Rock Island, Illinois

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   Lemont
MILES:   150

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$507.00

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $58.80
THRU-PUT:   $25.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $323.20
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $100.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$323.20

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   325
EFFECTIVE DATE:   3/1/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Westerville, Ohio

Midwest REGION

TERMINAL:   Cincinnati
MILES:   118

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$537.00

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $53.20
THRU-PUT:   $25.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $95.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $363.80
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:  

NET BACK ASIA:

 

GULF FREIGHT:   $95.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$363.80

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   N/A
EFFECTIVE DATE:   2/28/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution
 

Long Beach, California

West Coast REGION

TERMINAL:   Long Beach
MILES:   30

PRICE DELIVERED:

 

$478.65

LOCAL T/T FREIGHT/PDST:   $35.00
THRU-PUT:   $30.00
GULF FREIGHT:   $130.00
NET BACK TO GULFTERMINAL:   $283.65 $413.65
     
ASIA FREIGHT / PDST:   $90.00

NET BACK ASIA:

 

$323.65

GULF FREIGHT:   $130.00

NET BACK TO GULF:

 

$283.65

PRODUCT:   50% Caustic
ESTIMATED TONS:   800
EFFECTIVE DATE:   1/1/2017
AWARDED TO:   Distribution