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March 3, 2015
The US March benzene contract was finalized at a split settlement on Monday. One producer settled at $2.08/gal, while a lower settlement was completed by another producer at $2.04/gal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-split-settlement-for-March-shows-wide-spread_68289.html
March 2, 2015
China was the leading destination for benzene exports from South Korea for a second straight month in February, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. More than 98,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-retains-top-spot-for-benzene-exports-from-Korea_68213.html
February 26, 2015
Asian market sources have confirmed that a price premium that spot benzene cargoes in Asia currently command over their US counterparts has resulted in a rare reverse arbitrage opening...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asian-traders-confirm-US-to-China-arbitrage-for-benzene-amid-wide-spot-price-gap_68106.html
February 25, 2015
A rarely seen arbitrage between Europe and Asia for benzene has opened and reportedly been worked as Europe still struggles to deal with length in its domestic system heading into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Rare-Europe-to-Asia-arbitrage-opens-as-Europes-benzene-market-lengthens_68075.html
February 24, 2015
Japan's benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) production in January was mostly lower on monthly and annual bases, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA; Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japans-January-BTX-output-mostly-down-on-monthly-annual-bases_68021.html
February 24, 2015
The current arctic blast in the US northeast has so far had little operational impact on refinery operations in that region. Weather forecasts are showing that temperatures on 24...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-east-coast-refiners-report-little-operational-impact-from-freezing-temperatures_68019.html
February 24, 2015
US market participants said on 23 February that LyondellBasell Industries' recent production issue at the company's propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) unit at Channelview, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/LyondellBasells-Channelview-production-issues-short-lived-sources-say_68018.html
February 23, 2015
Four petrochemical units at Feyzin, France, are expected to go into an eight-week maintenance turnaround starting tomorrow, according to local news report. Total operates a refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Report-Total-Solvay-petchem-JV-in-France-to-start-eight-week-turnaround_68001.html
February 20, 2015
US prompt benzene spot prices have again dropped below the $2.00/gallon mark this week on the back of ample supply, weak demand, declining crude futures, and the potential for imports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-prices-fall-back-below-$2-00gallon-in-US-on-weak-fundamentals_67933.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to the United States fell 48% in January from 136,501 m.t. in December 2014, to 71,615 m.t., but shipments to China almost tripled, to 95,149 m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Koreas-benzene-exports-sank-to-US-but-soared-to-China-in-January_67801.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
February 10, 2015
The Loyal Group plans to shut its six expandable polystyrene (EPS) plants in China from 14 February for at least two weeks, a source close to the company said Tuesday. Citing weak EPS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Loyal-Group-to-shut-EPS-plants-in-China-this-weekend-for-two-weeks_67671.html
February 9, 2015
Benzene fundamentals have been mixed in the United States this week, as spot prices have followed the uptick in NYMEX WTI crude futures, and supply availability remains ample. Prompt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Energy-pushing-US-benzene-higher-rather-than-supply-demand-fundamentals_67625.html
February 5, 2015
Aromatics prices fell $15-55/m.t. in Asia today, erasing most of the week's gains as regional market sentiment turned bearish following a slump in overnight crude oil futures. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-aromatics-prices-lose-most-of-weeks-gains-today-on-crude-slump_67521.html
February 4, 2015
Aromatics spot prices have firmed in the United States heading into February—mixed xylene (MX) values are still higher than benzene and toluene—alongside stronger NYMEX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Aromatics-open-February-higher-in-the-US-on-stronger-energy-futures_67467.html
February 3, 2015
Benzene production and inventories in the United States for the fourth quarter of 2014 were up from the same time one year earlier, according to data released by the American Fuel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/AFPM-Higher-fourth-quarter-benzene-production-and-inventories-in-US_67382.html
January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 28, 2015
Pertamina (Jakarta) does not plan to carry out a maintenance program for its aromatics plant at Cilacap, Indonesia in 2015, a source close to the company said today. The plant's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Pertamina-plans-to-operate-aromatics-plant-throughout-2015_67259.html
January 28, 2015
Winter Storm Juno in the United States took a more northeastern route than initially forecast, on 26 January and early yesterday, missing refineries and aromatics plants in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Winter-Storm-Juno-misses-aromatics-production-in-northeast-US_67251.html
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