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February 20, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at three out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
February 20, 2009
U.S. ethylene producers cut their losses in January with average ethylene margins of -2 cts/lb, compared with -4 cts/lb in December, analysts say. Margins remained negative despite a...
February 20, 2009
Petrochemical markets were mixed last week, while feedstock prices declined. West Texas Intermediate crude oil dipped $2.62/bbl, to $34.93/bbl, and Brent crude skidded almost $5/bbl...
February 18, 2009
Naphtha Forward naphtha prices fall in Asia - Feb 17, 2009 Open spec naphtha bid prices on Monday for the 1st half of April were assessed at the USD 448/mt CFR Far East levels while...
February 16, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to three

out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red



February 9, 2009
European players have agreed to shift propylene contract pricing from a quarterly basis to a monthly basis for January, amid unprecedented market volatility. The January contract...
February 9, 2009
Dow Europe says it will increase polyethylene (PE) resin prices by €90/m.t. for all grades of low-density PE, linear low-density PE, and high-density PE. Dow cites rising raw...
February 9, 2009
U.S. naphtha prices were quiet last week, while ethane was 2 cts/gal lower. Ethylene contracts for January ended a five-month nosedive and settled up 3 cts/lb, to 31.5 cts/lb...
February 9, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators slipped to two out of 20

this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner.


February 5, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by 1 to 3 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
January 26, 2009
The double hit on the chemical industry of unavailable or expensive credit and the slowdown in end-user markets makes a stronger case than ever for companies to use the best market...
January 23, 2009
Spot naphtha in northwest Europe fell by about $5/m.t., following a smaller drop in Brent crude oil prices. The naphtha decline disappointed olefins producers who were hoping to...
January 20, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators was stable at two out of

20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner


January 20, 2009
Crude prices edge down on sustained concerns about falling demand, Asian naphtha prices follow suit...
January 16, 2009
Spot ethylene prices in the U.S. ticked up last week, to 24 cts-25 cts/lb, largely due to reduced production capacity, market sources say. Several spot deals were concluded at 24.5...
January 13, 2009
January benzene contracts in Europe and North America have settled with only slight declines from December 2008 levels. The relative scale of the month-on-month changes indicates that...
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