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April 17, 2015
South Korea exported about 128,000 m.t. of benzene during 1–16 April, about 54% of the 236,744 m.t. transported for the whole of March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-first-half-April-benzene-exports-reach-54-percent-of-March-total_69550.html
April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 16, 2015
Month-on-month, Japan increased its production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) in March by 11%, 13% and 9%, respectively, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japan-produces-more-BTX-in-March-versus-February_69467.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
April 10, 2015
China is likely to be the leading destination for South Korea's benzene exports for the fourth month running in April, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Over 1–9 April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-likely-top-destination-for-South-Koreas-benzene-exports-in-early-April_69321.html
April 9, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed an upgrade of its Singapore ethylene cracker complex (ECC), thereby boosting its production capacity by 20%, it says today. "Upgrading the ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Shell-completes-Singapore-cracker-upgrade_69114.html
April 8, 2015
Boosted by ongoing demand in the United States and firming crude oil prices, the European benzene-over-naphtha spread has moved into the $200s/m.t., up at least $100/m.t. on the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-benzene-naphtha-spread-back-above-$200-as-US-Gulf-Coast-arb-opens-up_69278.html
April 6, 2015
The US April benzene contract moved higher in a split settlement  Thursday, following the recent increase in spot prices over the previous month. The benzene supply/demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-April-benzene-contract-moves-up-for-second-consecutive-split-settlement_69152.html
April 1, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to AMEC Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-AMEC-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 27, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports for the first three months of 2015 are expected have surged more than 75% surge year-on-year, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Over 1–26...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-first-quarter-benzene-exports-spike-75-percent-YOY_68970.html
March 24, 2015
With European spot prices for benzene moving back up to $700 per mt CIF ARA, a triple digit increase in the April contract price looks feasible as the length which weighed on March...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/European-benzene-stronger-ahead-of-CP-talks_68856.html
March 23, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in March are expected to fall for a third straight month, data obtained by IHS Chemical shows. Over 1-19 March, benzene cargoes leaving the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-koreas-benzene-exports-seen-to-fall-for-a-third-straight-month_68774.html
March 17, 2015
The United States imported a record 302,000 m.t. of benzene in January, based on data made available from Global Trade Information (GTI; Columbia, SC) services. US imports of benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-imported-record-benzene-volumes-in-January_68614.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-February-benzene-exports-fell-from-January-spiked-YOY_68571.html
March 13, 2015
The spread between styrene and benzene prices reached an all-time high in Europe this week as spot styrene continued to surge but benzene faltered.   March styrene offers breached...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-reaches-record-high_68558.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 9, 2015
China is expected to be the leading export destination for benzene from South Korean for a third month running in March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. South Korea sent 27,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-to-lead-Koreas-benzene-export-destinations-for-third-straight-month_68380.html
March 9, 2015
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) is preparing to restart its integrated petrochemical plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, having finished maintenance and modification work...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-prepares-to-restart-production_68378.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
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