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February 9, 2016
US benzene imports and exports in December 2015 were down, according to data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-imports-end-2015-with-a-decline-in-December_77012.html
January 29, 2016
The US February benzene contract settled at $1.84-1.85/gallon today, down 27-28 cents/gal from the previous month on the back of continued weakness in energy futures. The decline was in line with expectations, following an overall decline in benzene spot prices through January. Prompt benzene spot prices yesterday were at $1.84-1.86/gal, down from $2.08-2.10/gal at the start of the month....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-contract-drops-in-US-for-second-straight-month_76822.html
January 28, 2016
US aromatics spot prices on Wednesday saw little movement as domestic crude inventory rose to its highest level on record, and NYMEX WTI crude futures firmed. US crude and gasoline inventory were both higher for the week that ended on 22 January, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) earlier in the day....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Little-reaction-in-US-aromatics-as-crude-and-gasoline-inventories-firm_76733.html
January 28, 2016
Europe's benzene contract price for February will be negotiated tomorrow and while the mechanisms used to agree on monthly term pricing will almost certainly dictate a price fall from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/As-contract-settlement-looms-can-Europes-benzene-values-be-sustained_76738.html
January 26, 2016
The US February benzene contract is expected to settle by Friday at a second consecutive monthly decline, mainly on continued weakness in energy futures, according to market participants. A decline would parallel the extended downward trend in benzene spot prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-contract-expected-to-decline-for-second-straight-month_76692.html
January 15, 2016
IHS Chemical estimated at the beginning of this year that a record volume of at least 170,000 m.t. of  benzene had been shipped from South Korea to the United States during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Record-South-Korea-US-benzene-exports-last-December-higher-than-anticipated_76482.html
January 14, 2016

US benzene imports and exports increased in November, according to data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). Benzene imports to the US were approximately 220,000 m.t. in November, up by 38% from October. Net imports (imports-exports) totaled 211,000 m.t., up 38%.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-trade-up-in-November_76424.html
January 6, 2016
US aromatics continued to see downward pressure from falling energy prices as near-month crude futures on Wednesday fell to an 11-year low. The decline was mostly due to continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-aromatics-face-downward-pressure-from-energy-as-crude-hits-11-year-low_76216.html
January 5, 2016
IHS Chemical estimates that at least 170,000 m.t. of benzene were shipped from South Korea to the United States during December 2015, including 20,000–30,000 m.t. of delayed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Record-benzene-exports-from-South-Korea-to-US-in-December_76171.html
January 4, 2016
The US January benzene contract was confirmed on Monday to have settled at $2.12 per gallon, effective 1 January, a decline of 18 cts/gal from December and the first monthly decline in three months....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-January-benzene-contract-down-from-December_76160.html
December 30, 2015
An initial January benzene contract in Europe has settled at  $641/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, up $2 and down €19/m.t. against December. Discussions took...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Initial-settlement-for-Europes-January-benzene-contract-up-$2-down-&euro19m-t-_76115.html
December 29, 2015
Current indications from the benzene spot market point to a very small decrease in Europe's contract price for January in dollar terms—larger in euros because the euro-dollar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-spot-prices-jump-in-Europe-ahead-of-January-contract-settlement_76097.html
December 29, 2015
China's import volumes of styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene) rebounded in November, according to statistics for Chinese imports obtained by IHS Chemical. November data show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-styrene-p-xylene-imports-rebound_76094.html
December 15, 2015
Benzene exports out of South Korea bounced back in November, according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Total exports from South Korea amounted to 161,781 m.t. compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Korea-benzene-exports-bounce-back-as-US-import-volumes-almost-double_75844.html
December 8, 2015
At the next committee meeting for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), representatives from the aromatics market in the United States will have an opportunity to present arguments to modify the existing quality specifications for benzene in early 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Upcoming-ASTM-meeting-gives-US-benzene-industry-opportunity-to-address-specification-change_75680.html
December 2, 2015
Shell Chemicals has confirmed that it has declared force majeure "on its base chemical products customers" with effect from 1 December because of a technical issue with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Shell-declares-force-majeure-on-base-chemicals-at-Singapore-site_75542.html
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Braskems-cracker-at-Grande-ABC-cluster-restarts_75512.html
December 1, 2015
Europe's December benzene contract price has been agreed on at $639/m.t. (€604) cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA), up $3 from the November settlement. The fixture was in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Marginal-increase-for-the-December-Europe-benzene-contract_75522.html
December 1, 2015
October statistics for Chinese imports show that styrene volumes have plummeted following an all-time high reached in September. Total styrene imports for October were 290,515 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-styrene-imports-plummet-benzene-rebounds-p-xylene-imports-at-lowest-level-for-2015_75492.html
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