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December 19, 2008
November polyethylene (PE) contract prices tumbled 24%, to 65 cts/lb, reflecting deteriorating consumer confidence and a weakening economic environment, market sources say. The rapid...
December 19, 2008
Modest price increases nominated by polyethylene (PE) producers in Europe and North America are being interpreted by market watchers as sellers testing whether markets have reached the...
December 19, 2008
Ineos says it continues to support monthly contract pricing for ethylene and propylene in Europe. The company is in discussions with its suppliers and aims to start monthly pricing on...
December 19, 2008
There was modest recovery in spot prices last week as crude oil prices rose. West Texas Intermediate crude gained almost $2/bbl, to $43.92/bbl, while Brent gained nearly a dollar, to...
December 15, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators fell by two to four out

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


December 12, 2008
Sun Chemical says it will increase packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news ink prices in Canada by 5%-12%, effective January 1, 2009. The firm cites rising raw material...
December 12, 2008
December U.S. Gulf Coast butadiene contract prices settled 49% lower than last week, at 50 cts/lb, setting a dismal stage for the beginning of first-quarter butadiene contract...
December 12, 2008
West Texas Intermediate crude oil slipped below the price of Brent crude last week, dropping nearly $5/bbl, to $42.07/bbl. Brent declined 63 cts/bbl, to $43.44/bbl. Spot naphtha in...
December 8, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators remains at six out of 20

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


December 5, 2008
Several mineral processors plan to boost prices on January 1, 2009 or as contracts allow, citing “unprecedented increases” in costs including energy, mining, and...
December 5, 2008
U.S. ethylene contract prices dropped by an unprecedented total of 25 cts/lb for the months of October and November. The decline reflects a collapse in demand and in feedstock costs...
December 5, 2008
Canpotex, which exports potash for Canadian producers, says it will increase Asian potash prices to $900/m.t. cfr Korea for the first half of 2009. Current prices were not...
December 5, 2008
Crude oil dropped below the $50/bbl support level, sending most petrochemical prices lower after several weeks of relative stability. West Texas Intermediate slipped $2.83/bbl, to...
December 2, 2008
Crude prices are down across Asia, while naphtha slides, and benzene and toluene are also dragged lower...
November 24, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators rose by three to six out of 20

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


November 23, 2008
Spot naphtha in Europe declined $45/m.t., in line with falling oil prices. The feedstock decline, coupled with plunging demand and prices for derivatives, drove spot olefins prices...
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