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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/toluene/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/toluene/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/toluene/Japans-April-production-of-aromatics-falls-from-March_70550.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/toluene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.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/toluene/South-Koreas-April-exports-of-benzene-mixed-xylenes-post-16-19-percent-on-month-rise_70424.html
May 14, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) shut its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea today for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source close to the company says. YNCC yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Yeochun-NCC-shuts-No-1-cracker-for-planned-maintenance_70399.html
May 13, 2015
Spot benzene prices sank in Asia today, putting benzene at a discount to toluene spot price levels, IHS Chemical data show. Spot activity took off as a deal for a toluene parcel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Asia-spot-benzene-prices-fall-and-trade-at-discount-to-toluene_70369.html
May 6, 2015
Further toluene contract fixtures for May have been agreed at $740–741/m.t. in Europe for May but, with ongoing strength in gasoline, the level is already borderline uneconomic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/May-Europe-toluene-contracts-agreed-at-$740-741_70117.html
May 1, 2015
An initial May contract settlement for toluene has been reached in Europe at $740/m.t., a buyer reported today. The fixture represents an increase of $67–72/m.t. on the April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Higher-initial-settlement-for-toluene-May-contract-in-Europe_70023.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/toluene/Asias-benzene-and-styrene-prices-fall-1-4-percent-on-week-while-other-aromatics-stay-firm_69964.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/toluene/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/toluene/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.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/toluene/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.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/toluene/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/toluene/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s overall February exports of toluene were 46,161 m.t., down 3.6% from 47,897 m.t. in January and a 58.2% plunge from 110,505 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Koreas-February-toluene-exports-fall_68574.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
March 3, 2015
Discussions on the March toluene contract for Europe reached an impasse Tuesday with no further settlements forthcoming initial price of $668/m.t. agreed Friday, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/March-toluene-contract-price-talks-at-an-impasse-in-Europe_68274.html
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