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    Question Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    Dow Chemical to sell most chlorine assets in $5 billion deal

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MN1B620150327

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    Olin will now control 30 percent of the North American chlor-alkali market but regulatory barriers to the deal are unlikely, said Key Private Bank analyst Stephen Hoedt
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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    The prices of commodity chemicals are not really influenced by events like this, even when a party controls 30% of the market. If there were only 1 other player, then I might be worried.

    But even so.....one more reason to have a SWG pool!

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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBauman View Post
    But even so.....one more reason to have a SWG pool!

    I like your thinking
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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    I'm sure I'll hear about that at work. I wonder what market share we hold? Anybody know where to find such info?


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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by n240sxguy View Post
    I'm sure I'll hear about that at work. I wonder what market share we hold? Anybody know where to find such info?
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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Who is we?
    That referenced what I said about hearing about it at work. I work at a chemical plant. Probably could've clarified that a little better. If you are asking who I work for, it's Westlake chemical corp..


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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    No I wasn't aasking who your employer was, and if you want me to edit out your company name, let me know. I see what you mean now and thanks for clarifying. Hope it doesn't affect you, but I'm betting you've been through buyouts before.

    I doubt any of us will see any change from this as our bleach goes.
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    Re: Wonder if this will effect the price of chlorine

    No worries. I just wish they would put in a bleach plant. They've mentioned it several times over the years. My company bought out the original owner 25 years ago. They aren't like most other chemical plants that sell every 3-5 years.


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