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August 22, 2016
Marathon Petroleum's Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas is expected to restart its reformer this week following steam issues at the facility over the weekend...
August 19, 2016
US benzene spot prices reached yearly highs this week, driven up by unplanned production issues, upcoming turnarounds, and exports heading to Europe, but pricing pressure could ease by early September as production issues are resolved and supply improves, says Kevin Wallman, principal analyst/aromatics at IHS Chemical. An increase in imports from Asia in September would also help push prices down....
August 10, 2016
US benzene imports dropped in June, capping off an overall second-quarter decline, according to data compiled by IHS. The June result had been expected sinces Asia had been cutting back on benzene shipments because of production issues in the region....
August 9, 2016
The steep backwardation for benzene spot prices between August and September indicates that prompt availability, which emerged as an issue at the end of July, continues to trouble the...
August 2, 2016
US benzene inventory data released late last week by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) showed an unexpected second-quarter increase as declining imports from...
August 1, 2016
Europe's August benzene and toluene contract settlements will have a hefty spread of at least $240 per metric ton between the prices of the two products. Europe's benzene and toluene...
August 1, 2016
Japanese exports of aromatics tumbled 5-13% in June with the exception of mixed xylenes, which soared 13% month-on-month, IHS Chemical data show. Benzene exports slipped 6,122 metric...
July 29, 2016
US benzene inventory is expected to tighten further in August, according to IHS Markit, as fewer imports are likely to arrive from Asia. Spiking prices in Europe could also draw material away. The situation is likely to be short-lived, as imports from Asia could pick up again in September on renewed supply from Jurong Aromatics Corporation (Singapore) and lower buying from China, owing to falling crude prices and styrene turnarounds in the region....
July 28, 2016
A recent rise in benzene spot prices in Europe has added an unexpected perspective for August pricing. Next month’s contract price is now expected to increase significantly, by...
July 25, 2016
China’s key benzene, toluene, and mixedxylenes (BTX) imports plunged in June as its economic growth cooled and manufacturing contracted. Benzene imports fell to 118,510 metric...
July 21, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded an engineering and project management services contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco for the upgrade and...
July 18, 2016
South Korea’s benzene exports rose 9,740 metric tons, or 7%, in June, to 146,770 metric tons, according to the latest data received by IHS Chemical. Volume to the United States...
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