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March 30, 2016
As Europe's April benzene contract settlement approaches, market indications point to a firmer spot market, although some downside risks remain. The benzene contract price for April is...
March 28, 2016
The US April benzene contract price is expected to rebound, following a surge in spot prices throughout March. The recent increase in spot prices comes on the back of thin volume, a regional arbitrage window and a spike in prompt spot benzene prices in Europe....
March 24, 2016
IHS Chemical highlighted recently that a different picture was emerging in international benzene markets for the start of 2016 with South Korea's benzene exports to the United States...
March 18, 2016
The growing aromatics industry in Kuwait faces stiff competition from the gasoline pool for quality feedstock, says Kuwait Paraxylene Production Co. (KPPC) CEO Mahmoud Al Qattan. In a...
March 17, 2016
Benzene market dynamics worldwide may change drastically over the next five years, according to a forecast for Asia outlined by IHS Chemical at 31st annual IHS World Petrochemical...
March 16, 2016
A different picture is emerging in benzene markets for the start of 2016 compared with the end of last year as South Korea's benzene exports to the United States drop sharply and...
March 8, 2016
US benzene imports in January increased over December, while exports were slightly down, according to data released by Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) this week....
March 7, 2016
Total has inaugurated production at its $100 high-purity special fluids facility in Bayport, TX, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. The Bayport hydro-dearomatization plant, the second of its kind in the world, will produce a range of 40 different high-purity special fluids for use across a wide spectrum of industries including pharmaceuticals, crop protection, water treatment, printing inks, paints and coatings and cosmetics....
March 2, 2016
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has pulled out of a world-scale aromatics joint venture in Abu Dhabi to be replaced by state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc). Indorama tells CW...
March 2, 2016
The European benzene contract price for March has been fixed at €523 and $576/m.t., a €27-30 and $24-27 decrease on the prior month. The agreement follows a split settlement...
March 1, 2016
The US aromatics market has firmed this week on the back of an expected increase in octane demand, shrugging off a recent start-up that could bring more capacity online soon. Lower imports and styrene restarts are expected to tighten the market going forward, as will a decline in selective toluene disproportionation (STDP) rates in May and June....
February 26, 2016
The US March benzene contract is expected to drop for a third consecutive month on the back of weak fundamentals. Ample supply, soft demand and a weak energy market over the past four months have pressured benzene prices lower. Crude oil futures increased steadily this past week, and gasoline futures were more volatile, but the spot benzene market continued to weaken....
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