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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...
November 18, 2008
Petrochemical prices are rapidly deflating amid the global economic downturn, with commodity resins including ethylene, polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS) facing serious...
November 18, 2008
Solvay says it will suspend the sulfur surcharge it implemented in August on sulfite products. “The cost of sulfur has returned to the level needed to suspend the...
November 18, 2008
Dow Chemical, Olin, and Formosa each say they will increase caustic soda prices in North America by $100/m.t. for diaphragm grade material and by $120/m.t. for membrane grade. The move...
November 18, 2008
Some stability crept into global petrochemical markets this week. Spot prices are mixed but the magnitude of the up and down changes has shrunk, sellers say. However, contract markets...
November 17, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators fell to 3 out of 20 this

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


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