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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
December 31, 2014
Asian aromatics prices have lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Aromatics-prices-have-fallen-by-half-in-Asia-during-2014_66509.html
December 30, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), says that it has signed a firm agreement for the previously announced divestment of some of the company's petrochemical production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Versalis-signs-agreement-to-divest-petchem-assets-at-Sarroch-to-refining-firm_66495.html
December 23, 2014
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) has shut its petrochemical plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, about 22 December for maintenance and modification, the company said Tuesday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-shuts-plant-for-maintenance-work_66411.html
December 17, 2014
Toluene disproportionation (TDP) and selective TDP (STDP) units are likely to be the first casualties of the recent collapse of the benzene price, in the United States and worldwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Toluene-disproportionation-operating-rates-in-US-are-the-first-to-be-slowed-by-collapse-of-benzene-prices_66245.html
December 12, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has begun to ramp up operating rates at its Maasvlakte, Netherlands, propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) unit today after a resolution for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/LyondellBasell-lifts-force-majeure-on-benzene-at-Netherlands-site_66149.html
December 10, 2014
Benzene prices fell below $800/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) on 9 December, trading at $770-780/m.t., and benzene was notionally pegged at $740-765/m.t. today—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-reaches-five-year-low-in-Europe-on-continued-crude-weakness-oversupply_66066.html
December 8, 2014
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) plans to shut down its plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, on 22 December for maintenance, industry sources say. The maintenance results from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-plans-maintenance-shutdown-this-month_65963.html
December 4, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston) has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide GTC's technology for a 280,000-m.t./year toluene alkylation unit at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/GTC-Technology-to-license-toluene-alkylation-technology-to-Chinese-refiner_65837.html
December 3, 2014
Thailand will lower the price of benzene and of diesel fuels but raise the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to a report by the National News Bureau of Thailand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Report-Thailand-cuts-price-of-benzene-fuels-on-lower-price-for-crude-oil_65805.html
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