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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...
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 informed. As a...
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...
November 16, 2015
Trade participants in the US aromatics market are looking to label and add low-chloride (LC) benzene to the existing standard to address contamination during transport from Asia....
November 16, 2015
Monthly benzene exports from South Korea have seen some significantly high volumes for 2015, ranging from a peak of 282,000 m.t. to a low of 185,000 m.t. However, recent data obtained...
November 12, 2015
A fire in one of the compressors at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, petrochemical complex in the late hours of 11 November has resulted in a temporary stoppage at the site. The fire is...
November 10, 2015
US benzene imports were slightly higher than expected for September, while exports were slightly down, according to data made available from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) today.The US imported approximately 207,000 m.t. of benzene in September, up by about 38% from 150,000 m.t. in August, for the first monthly increase in five months....
November 10, 2015
Uzbekneftegaz (Tashkent), the state-owned energy company, is studying plans to build an aromatics complex in Uzbekistan. The company and Samsung Engineering have signed a memorandum of...
November 2, 2015
The European styrene monomer barge contract for November has settled at €960/m.t. ($1,059) fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, down €30/m.t. from the October settlement...
October 30, 2015
There has been an initial settlement of Europe's November benzene contract price at $636/m.t. (€582) cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, up $53/m.t. (€62) from the October...
October 29, 2015
Water levels along the Rhine River in Germany are low and expected to subside further in the coming days. The low water levels are disrupting shipments of refined products and...
October 27, 2015
September statistics for Chinese imports show styrene volumes at an all-time high of 422,520 m.t., up 116,506 m.t. from the previous month. Monthly import volumes for 2015 had...
October 20, 2015
Sinopec is in discussions to acquire a controlling stake in Taiwan's Xianglu Group's Dragon Aromatics, a producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and benzene. The talks are at an advanced...
October 19, 2015
South Korea's benzene export volumes have consistently been high during 2015, however levels dropped throughout July, August, and September. Recent data obtained by IHS Chemical show...
October 15, 2015
A fire broke out at Braskem's site at Santo Andre, Brazil at 16.30 local time on 14 October causing the site to be shut down, the company has announced. The incident occurred at one of...
October 14, 2015
KazMunayGas’s (Almaty, Kazakhstan) aromatics complex at Atyrau, Kazakhstan, which started up last week and with a capacity of 496,000 m.t./year, is one of the biggest producers...
October 13, 2015
KazMunayGas (Almaty, Kazakhstan) has begun production at a new aromatics complex at the company's Atyrau, Kazakhstan, refinery site. An official ceremony was held earlier this month to...
October 8, 2015
US imports and exports of benzene were down in August, based on data provided by Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) this week....
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...
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