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April 30, 2015
The May US benzene contract settled on Thursday at an increase for May over the April settlement, in line with market expectations. The May contract, which represented the third...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-contract-moves-up-third-straight-month_70002.html
April 30, 2015
Asia’s benzene and styrene spot prices fell 4% and 1–2%, respectively, on Thursday when compared with price assessments on Friday last week, while other aromatics remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asias-benzene-and-styrene-prices-fall-1-4-percent-on-week-while-other-aromatics-stay-firm_69964.html
April 29, 2015
With the US May benzene contract settlement expected to move higher later this week, market participants have not ruled out the possibility of another split settlement. The US benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Sources-not-ruling-out-split-settlement-for-US-benzene-benzene-contract_69893.html
April 28, 2015
ENI's (Rome) petrochemical subsidiary, Versalis's (Milan) benzene-toluene-xylenes (BTX) unit at Priolo, Italy, is to undergo a planned turnaround starting 30 April and is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Versaliss-Priolo-aromatics-unit-to-undergo-planned-turnaround_69890.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. for a fourth consecutive month amid firm domestic demand, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 95,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-will-exceed-95000-m-t-in-April-for-fourth-straight-month_69798.html
April 24, 2015
Benzene spot prices have hit the $3.00/gallon mark in the United States for the first time in 2015, following a jump in NYMEX WTI crude futures. The jump also comes alongside stronger...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-hits-$3-00gal-in-US-on-stronger-demand-rising-crude_69718.html
April 22, 2015
Hydrodealkylation (HDA) economics swung into positive territory in Europe last week for the first time since November and are averaging $39/m.t. this week. The momentum has come from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-HDA-economics-swing-into-positive-territory_69680.html
April 22, 2015
BASF-YPC plans to restart its steam cracker and petrochemical units in Nanjing, China, at the end of May once a planned shutdown maintenance program is completed, a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.html
April 22, 2015
Today, China began reviewing its antidumping duties on nylon-6 imports from the European Union, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States, the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-starts-reviewing-dumping-duties-on-nylon-6-from-EU-Russia-Taiwan-and-US_69655.html
April 21, 2015
The global surplus of light naphtha could increase by as much as 14 million m.t./year over the next five years, according to a study released today, “The IHS Energy and IHS Chemical Light and Heavy Naphtha International Market Review.” Although demand for light naphtha will continue to expand, supply will grow faster, propelled by booming tight oil production in the United States, which will become the world’s largest exporter of light naphtha by 2020, says IHS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Global-light-naphtha-surplus-could-increase-by-14-million-m-t-by-2020-IHS_69652.html
April 17, 2015
South Korea exported about 128,000 m.t. of benzene during 1–16 April, about 54% of the 236,744 m.t. transported for the whole of March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-first-half-April-benzene-exports-reach-54-percent-of-March-total_69550.html
April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 16, 2015
Month-on-month, Japan increased its production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) in March by 11%, 13% and 9%, respectively, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japan-produces-more-BTX-in-March-versus-February_69467.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
April 10, 2015
China is likely to be the leading destination for South Korea's benzene exports for the fourth month running in April, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Over 1–9 April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/China-likely-top-destination-for-South-Koreas-benzene-exports-in-early-April_69321.html
April 9, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed an upgrade of its Singapore ethylene cracker complex (ECC), thereby boosting its production capacity by 20%, it says today. "Upgrading the ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Shell-completes-Singapore-cracker-upgrade_69114.html
April 8, 2015
Boosted by ongoing demand in the United States and firming crude oil prices, the European benzene-over-naphtha spread has moved into the $200s/m.t., up at least $100/m.t. on the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-benzene-naphtha-spread-back-above-$200-as-US-Gulf-Coast-arb-opens-up_69278.html
April 6, 2015
The US April benzene contract moved higher in a split settlement  Thursday, following the recent increase in spot prices over the previous month. The benzene supply/demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-April-benzene-contract-moves-up-for-second-consecutive-split-settlement_69152.html
April 1, 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
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