Most resin buyers saw higher prices through the spring

North American commodity resin pricing was a mixed bag in April, with three materials up, one down and one flat. In addition, prices for engineering resins nylon 6, nylon 6/6 and polycarbonate all increased in April. Polypropylene buyers were the only group to see a decrease, as prices dropped anContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Russia war keeps oil prices elevated

The price of gasoline continues to swell, and a trade group says that uncertainty is hampering the deployment of clean energy.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Subscribe here. What’s up withContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Russia war keeps oil prices elevated

The ongoing Russian war in Ukraine continues to keep gas prices high, the European Union slams the Kremlin on gas imports and a solar panel trade group says a Biden administration probe could devastate the industry.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused onContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Facing high gas prices, Biden relaxes regulation

Hill Illustration, Madeline Monroe/Getty/AP The Biden administration is allowing gasoline with a higher content of ethanol to be sold this summer, and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has floated a “rebranded” Keystone XL pipeline.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environmentContinue Reading

Markets panel speakers at the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference

In a session moderated by Roxanne Spiekerman (left), resin markets experts Marcelo Wasem (center) and Joel Morales (right) presented their analysis to attendees at the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference. | Brian Adams Photo/Resource Recycling, Inc. Post-consumer HDPE and PP prices have been hot lately, and they’re likely to stay thatContinue Reading

High energy prices harm whole business ecosystem

Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent oil prices leaping to more than $100 a barrel, energy costs have been on the rise. Last year, when energy prices were up 29% from 2020, according to an S&P Global report, they represented “the top driver of inflation.” Now, climbing gas, heatingContinue Reading

A Plastic Factory Feels the Sting of Rising Energy Prices

Long before President Vladimir V. Putin unleashed his war on Ukraine, Mosharraf Khalid was already contending with an expensive, bewildering and unrelenting assortment of problems afflicting the global supply chain. His company, Royal Interpack North America, makes plastic packaging for fresh fruit. Last year, its raw materials were routinely stuckContinue Reading

Overnight Energy & Environment — Here's who wins from high gas prices

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.  Today we’re looking at how high gasoline prices can be good news for some, green groups and Democrats making the case for renewables in the current energy situation andContinue Reading