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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
January 27, 2015
Winter Storm Juno in the northeastern United States could reduce aromatics operations for several producers in the region. The National Weather Service (Silver Spring, MD) issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Winter-Storm-Juno-may-impact-northeast-US-aromatics_67225.html
January 23, 2015
South Korea's benzene exports to China have increased in January on month-on-month and year-on-year (YOY) bases, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Volatile crude oil futures have put...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-rise-amid-crude-volatility_67165.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 22, 2015
The US benzene market was firming this week alongside stronger numbers coming out of Asia, position taking ahead of the upcoming February contract settlement; as well as planned and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-firms-well-above-$2-00gal-mark_67127.html
January 22, 2015
Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp), a joint venture in which Aramco holds 62.5% and Total the balance, has announced an increase in quarterly and annual net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Satorp-reports-large-quarterly-and-annual-losses_67076.html
January 21, 2015
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a green innovation and technology company, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens today announced a strategic alliance to develop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Anellotech-IFP-and-Axens-form-alliance-to-commercialize-biobased-aromatics-technology_66965.html
January 21, 2015
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Russia-cuts-export-duties-on-aromatics_67044.html
January 16, 2015
South Korea's benzene exports surged 35% in 2014 versus 2013 as new aromatics plants started operations, Korea Customs Service statistics show. About 1.88 million m.t. was exported...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-2014-benzene-exports-surged-35-percent-on-plant-start-ups_66925.html
January 15, 2015
Prompt aromatics moved up in the US market yesterday, as prices firmed on the back of stronger crude oil futures. NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude futures had their strongest gain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Aromatics-prices-rise-in-the-US-on-higher-crude-futures_66849.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
January 13, 2015
A pair of refinery fires over the weekend resulted in the unplanned shutdown of the refineries. As aromatics markets opened on 12 January, news of the accidents was overshadowed by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Refinery-fires-little-affect-aromatics-markets-in-US_66785.html
January 13, 2015
Spot aromatics prices fell in Asia for a second day running today. Offers dropped below late yesterday's bids as crude futures stood at lows of more than five-and-a-half years. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Aromatics-markets-continue-to-sink-in-Asia-as-weak-crude-leads-to-offer-cuts_66777.html
January 12, 2015
Spot prices for aromatics fell again in Asia today, threatening to dip below the 67–70-month weekly lows recorded last week, as volatile Brent crude futures fell below $49/bbl in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-aromatics-prices-threaten-to-outstrip-70-month-lows-as-crude-falls-again_66737.html
January 9, 2015
The styrene-over-benzene spread dipped below $200/m.t. in the European market on 7 January and today for only the second time since September 2014. Falling energy numbers have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-dips-below-$200m-t-_66712.html
January 9, 2015
Sabic's European regional subsidiary is encountering "system issues," and the company does not yet know when these issues will be fully resolved and when business will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Sabic-Europe-encounters-system-issues-at-Europe-production-sites_66716.html
January 6, 2015
Benzene contracts for January were settled in the United States last week at $2.20/gal ($658/m.t.), a steep, 35% decline from December’s $3.37/gal and the lowest value in more than five years, according to data from IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-contracts-settle-in-US-at-five-year-low_66579.html
January 5, 2015
An arbitrage on benzene, which had opened up between the United States and Europe during the holiday period, closed rapidly today as traders returned to the market in bearish mood...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-Europe-benzene-arbitrage-window-shuts_66554.html
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