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March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 27, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports for the first three months of 2015 are expected have surged more than 75% surge year-on-year, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Over 1–26...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-first-quarter-benzene-exports-spike-75-percent-YOY_68970.html
March 24, 2015
With European spot prices for benzene moving back up to $700 per mt CIF ARA, a triple digit increase in the April contract price looks feasible as the length which weighed on March...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/European-benzene-stronger-ahead-of-CP-talks_68856.html
March 23, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 23, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in March are expected to fall for a third straight month, data obtained by IHS Chemical shows. Over 1-19 March, benzene cargoes leaving the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-koreas-benzene-exports-seen-to-fall-for-a-third-straight-month_68774.html
March 17, 2015
The United States imported a record 302,000 m.t. of benzene in January, based on data made available from Global Trade Information (GTI; Columbia, SC) services. US imports of benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-imported-record-benzene-volumes-in-January_68614.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-February-benzene-exports-fell-from-January-spiked-YOY_68571.html
March 13, 2015
The spread between styrene and benzene prices reached an all-time high in Europe this week as spot styrene continued to surge but benzene faltered.   March styrene offers breached...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-reaches-record-high_68558.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 9, 2015
China is expected to be the leading export destination for benzene from South Korean for a third month running in March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. South Korea sent 27,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-to-lead-Koreas-benzene-export-destinations-for-third-straight-month_68380.html
March 9, 2015
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) is preparing to restart its integrated petrochemical plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, having finished maintenance and modification work...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-prepares-to-restart-production_68378.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
March 6, 2015
Prompt benzene spot prices have continued to firm in the United States this week, following the recent March contract split settlement on 3 March. The continued increase is on the back...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-split-settlement-in-US-for-March-shows-wide-spread_68356.html
March 4, 2015
Benzene spot prices have gained more than $100/m.t. in Europe in one week, prompted primarily by a push-up on price in the US market. The increase in spot prices has led some players...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europe-benzene-spot-price-gains-boosted-by-US-prices_68307.html
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
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