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June 5, 2015
A decline in operating rates for toluene disproportionation units and selective toluene disproportionation units (STDP) units this summer is expected to result in reduced aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Lower-toluene-disproportionation-rates-expected-to-reduce-US-aromatics-capacity_71041.html
June 5, 2015
Shell Chemicals expects that product from the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker will be available from mid-July, the company confirmed today. “We...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Shell-expects-output-from-Moerdijk-cracker-to-be-available-from-mid-July_71034.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has settled the June Asia contract price for benzene at $740/m.t. cfr, down $125/m.t. from a finalized May price of $865/m.t., the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/JX-Nippon-settles-June-Asia-contract-price-for-benzene-down-from-May_70894.html
June 2, 2015
South Korea’s overall benzene exports in May stood at about 224,000 m.t., down more than 20% from about 282,118 m.t. in April, preliminary data obtained by IHS Chemical show. But...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-May-benzene-exports-drop-20-percent-from-April_70918.html
May 29, 2015
IHS Chemical can confirm that, based on discussions with participants in the US merchant market for benzene, negotiations regarding the June benchmark US Gulf Coast contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-June-benzene-contract-settles-down-the-first-decline-in-three-months_70855.html
May 29, 2015
Styrene-benzene price spreads have shrunk in Asia for a second straight week over styrene market concerns about the health of the futures market and softer domestic prices in China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-styrene-benzene-price-spread-shrinks-for-second-week-running_70823.html
May 29, 2015
An initial settlement for Europe's June benzene contract price has fallen by $130/m.t. with a first fixture heard at $770/m.t.,  or €707/m.t. The contract price for benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Initial-June-benzene-contract-settles-in-Europe-down-$130m-t-_70842.html
May 28, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China for most of May have fallen by almost a half from the whole of April, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 54,000 m.t. were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-fall-in-May_70740.html
May 27, 2015
The June benzene contract in the United States is expected to settle lower this week on the back of weak demand and ample supply, according to market participants. A decline in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Lower-US-June-benzene-contract-expected-on-weak-demand-ample-supply_70729.html
May 26, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced today that Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) has begun producing petrochemicals with UOP's Tatoray process technology, which provides greater flexibility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Taiyo-Oil-starts-up-aromatics-production-using-latest-UOP-technology_70680.html
May 22, 2015
Week-on-week, Asian spot styrene prices posted the steepest fall of $110/m.t. among several aromatics in the region, IHS Chemical data show, while price spreads between related...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asian-styrene-prices-post-sharp-week-on-week-fall-spread-to-benzene-narrows_70630.html
May 21, 2015
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Espoo, Finland) has developed a method of manufacturing benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) chemicals by combining the gasification of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Finnish-researchers-develop-method-to-manufacture-BTX-chemicals-by-gasifying-lignocellulosic-biomass_70559.html
May 21, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes fell in April by 10%, 4%, and 2%, respectively, from March, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japans-April-production-of-aromatics-falls-from-March_70550.html
May 19, 2015
The US benzene market may hit a floor this week, according to IHS Chemical analysts, as spot prices have moved well below the $2.50/galmark on the back of ongoing styrene turnarounds...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-market-looking-for-a-floor-amid-supply-glut_70506.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 18, 2015
Styrene and benzene spot prices have come under further pressure in Europe to start the week, amid a weakening of aromatics markets worldwide despite a relatively steady upstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-benzene-styrene-prices-start-week-under-pressure_70469.html
May 18, 2015
The United States has seen benzene derivative exports moving to Europe with cumene and cyclohexane this week, as operational issues in that region have left producers looking to cover...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-derivative-exports-move-to-EU-amid-production-issues_70450.html
May 15, 2015
Benzene–styrene price spreads have widened $215–$225/m.t. week on week in Asia as spot prices for each product headed in opposite directions, IHS Chemical data show. For...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-styrene-benzene-price-spreads-widen-by-more-than-$200-in-one-week_70429.html
May 15, 2015
South Korea’s April exports of benzene and mixed xylenes showed month-on-month increases while falls were seen in shipments of para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-April-exports-of-benzene-mixed-xylenes-post-16-19-percent-on-month-rise_70424.html
May 14, 2015
The styrene-over-benzene spread in Europe has jumped almost to $550/m.t., a gain of about $120/m.t. on the week, as benzene and styrene spot prices have been pulled in opposite...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Styrene-benzene-spread-approaches-$550-in-Europe-as-production-issues-emerge_70414.html
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