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March 6, 2009Petrochemical markets continued to be mixed last week, sources say. Crude oil prices climbed from their recent record lows but were not enough to affect the downstream market, sources...
March 3, 2009Sharp delcine in forward naphtha prices...
March 3, 2009Spot naphtha in Europe slipped $10/m.t. last week, affected by increases in crude oil prices. However, steam cracker operators got the chance to restore margin with spot ethylene...
March 2, 2009Our running tab of positive indicators remains at three out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
February 24, 2009Naphtha prices continue to quote lower across Asia...
February 23, 2009Ineos ChlorVinyls, an Ineos subsidiary, says it will review its pricing mechanisms for contract polyvinyl chloride (PVC) customers in Europe, to “counterbalance misleading PVC...
February 23, 2009Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has increased the price of dioctyl phthalate in Northwest Europe by €25/m.t., effective mid-February. The company will also increase the price...
February 20, 2009Our 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, 2009U.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, 2009Petrochemical 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, 2009Naphtha 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 10, 2009
Forward naphtha prices increase despite a fall in the price of crude...
February 9, 2009European 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, 2009Dow 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, 2009U.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, 2009Asia's Naphtha Prices Rise...
February 9, 2009Propylene Prices Seen to Be Slipping...
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, 2009Our 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....
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