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March 2, 2015
India plans to reduce customs duties on a range of petrochemical products and feedstocks, such as styrene monomer and naphtha, when its fiscal year 2015-16 begins on 1 April, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/India-to-cut-customs-duties-on-products-including-styrene-naphtha_68220.html
March 2, 2015
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s office of environmental health hazard assessment (OEHHA) says that it intends to list styrene as known to cause cancer under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/California-seeks-to-list-styrene-as-carcinogen_68203.html
February 27, 2015
Petrochemicals Malaysia restarted its polystyrene (PS) plant at Pasir Gudang, Johor, on 21 January after completing a prolonged shutdown maintenance program which began in early...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Petrochemicals-Malaysia-restarts-high-impact-polystyrene-plant_68178.html
February 24, 2015
US market participants said on 23 February that LyondellBasell Industries' recent production issue at the company's propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) unit at Channelview, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/LyondellBasells-Channelview-production-issues-short-lived-sources-say_68018.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea’s styrene exports fell 13% in January, to 99,722 m.t. against 114,867 m.t. in December 2014 and shrank 17% from 121,415 m.t. year-on-year, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Korea-exports-less-styrene-in-January_67810.html
February 10, 2015
The Loyal Group plans to shut its six expandable polystyrene (EPS) plants in China from 14 February for at least two weeks, a source close to the company said Tuesday. Citing weak EPS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Loyal-Group-to-shut-EPS-plants-in-China-this-weekend-for-two-weeks_67671.html
February 10, 2015
Styrene monomer spot prices have risen sharply in the last week, jumping from $900/m.t. fob Rotterdam to $1,020/m.t. fob Rotterdam between 30 January and 9 February—continuing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-spot-prices-up-Europe-most-expensive-region_67685.html
February 5, 2015
Aromatics prices fell $15-55/m.t. in Asia today, erasing most of the week's gains as regional market sentiment turned bearish following a slump in overnight crude oil futures. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Asia-aromatics-prices-lose-most-of-weeks-gains-today-on-crude-slump_67521.html
February 4, 2015
Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI; Jakarta) is operating one of its two styrene production lines at Merak, Indonesia—sufficient to meet its contractual obligations—a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrindo-Mono-Indonesia-runs-one-of-two-styrene-lines-to-meet-commitments_67477.html
February 3, 2015
Spot aromatics prices spiked $30–70/m.t. today as market sentiment rode firmer energy markets. The March Brent crude contract rose yesterday by $1.76, to $54.75/bbl, on the ICE...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Asia-aromatics-prices-spike-as-crude-futures-soar_67437.html
January 30, 2015
An escalation in styrene spot prices in Europe has opened an arbitrage into Europe from the United States, just days after Europe looked to have finished clearing out a stock-overhang...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Higher-styrene-prices-in-Europe-open-arbitrage-window-from-US_67363.html
January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 29, 2015
Styrene cargoes have been offered from overseas into Asia at more competitive prices than cargoes of Asian product, although concerns over transit time, forward pricing risk, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Offers-from-Europe-US-weigh-on-Asias-styrene-markets_67293.html
January 23, 2015
Europe's styrene market has made steady gains through this week on the back of renewed buying interest for prompt material as traders moved to put together cargoes for export. Trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Prompt-export-demand-pushes-styrene-prices-up-in-Europe_67171.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 19, 2015
Styrene prices in Europe were lower than in the United States last week, resulting in an open arbitrage window, but product is unlikely to actually move between the two regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-movement-from-Europe-to-US-unlikely-despite-arbitrage-window_66963.html
January 19, 2015
The European market for styrene is the weakest regional market worldwide for spot material, and ongoing sluggish domestic demand is prompting sellers to take a fresh look at export...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europes-styrene-producers-look-for-export-opportunities_66966.html
January 16, 2015
Higher production, fewer turnarounds, and a plant restart enabled South Korea to export 1.42 million m.t. of styrene to China in 2014, a 22% spike from 1.16 million m.t. in 2013, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/South-Koreas-styrene-exports-to-China-jumped-in-2014-on-higher-operating-rates-fewer-turnarounds_66917.html
January 13, 2015
Styrene consumers in Europe may seek to increase their spot purchases at the expense of contract volumes during 2015 because the spread between contract and spot prices widened during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-spot-purchases-could-increase-in-Europe-during-2015_66795.html
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