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October 1, 2015
Europe's benzene contract price for October has settled at $583/€520/m.t.–close to rollover–an agreement that goes some way to reflect the weakness in spot pricing...
October 1, 2015
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) has announced that two of its joint venture complexes at Al Jubail will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance period starting 1...
September 29, 2015
The volume of benzene imports into China have dropped massively in the last couple of months, with August's import volumes the lowest this year, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
September 25, 2015
Versalis (Milan) will continue to operate its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, until the end of 2016 after entering into an ethylene supply agreement with a...
September 18, 2015
Sabic’s 195,000-m.t./year cyclohexane unit at Wilton, UK, will close at the start of 2017 because a change in the feedslate of the accompanying steam cracker will end benzene...
September 10, 2015
At least 5,000 m.t. of European benzene has been discussed for movement to the United States amid the open transatlantic arbitrage window this week, possibly more, according to market...
September 8, 2015
US benzene imports and exports were down in July, based on data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) on Tuesday. The US imported approximately 150,000 m.t. of benzene in July...
September 1, 2015
The benzene contract price for September has settled in Europe at $585/m.t. or €519/m.t., a triple-digit decrease of $268 or €260/m.t. from the August level. The decrease...
September 1, 2015
The US September benzene contract settled at $2.01 per gallon on Monday, following a recent decline in US Gulf spot prices. The declining crude markets along with weaker European and...
August 28, 2015
With prompt benzene prices hitting a six-month low in the United States this week on the back of weaker crude futures and weaker European and Asian markets, the upcoming US September...
August 26, 2015
There was a huge drop in benzene import volumes into China during July, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Taking into account the monthly volumes so far in 2015, ranging from a low...
August 25, 2015
South Korea's benzene exports in August to the United States are set to exceed 100,000 m.t., as benzene prices in Asia have come down on the back of weak crude futures and a weak stock...
August 25, 2015
Benzene spot prices have been on a slippery slope in Europe during the last few days, with values dropping $90/m.t. in one day. August spot prices had traded as low as $645/m.t. by the...
August 24, 2015
Prompt US benzene spot prices dropped below the $2.00 per gallon ($599/m.t.) market on Monday for the first time in six months, following direction from the decline in the Asian and...
August 24, 2015
The US aromatics market hit a standstill late in the week, as traders were caught between falling crude futures, production issues and the first hurricane of 2015 to arrive in the...
August 18, 2015
South Korea’s export volumes for July significantly increased for styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene), the highest figures to date for 2015, according to data obtained by IHS...
August 11, 2015
US imports of benzene were down in June, as exports picked up on the back of an open arbitrage window with Europe. The United States imported approximately 169,000 m.t. of benzene in...
August 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s largest chemicals players, on Tuesday informed The Stock Exchange of Thailand that it has shut...
July 31, 2015
IHS Chemical says that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has declared force majeure following the unscheduled shutdown of its No. 2 aromatics unit at the company's Map Ta Phut...
July 31, 2015
The benzene contract price for August has initially settled in Europe at $853/m.t. or €779/m.t., representing a decrease of $29 or €13 on the July level.     The...
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