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January 28, 2016
US aromatics spot prices on Wednesday saw little movement as domestic crude inventory rose to its highest level on record, and NYMEX WTI crude futures firmed. US crude and gasoline inventory were both higher for the week that ended on 22 January, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) earlier in the day....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Little-reaction-in-US-aromatics-as-crude-and-gasoline-inventories-firm_76733.html
January 8, 2016
Continued uncertainty in the energy markets will keep feedstocks at the forefront of developments in petrochemicals this year. The price of oil remains surprisingly low. IHS expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Outlook-petrochemicals-Cracker-margins-to-improve_76296.html
January 8, 2016
European monthly toluene contract price negotiations often proved to be a headache during 2015 because of the long-running absence of liquidity in the European spot market that has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/No-boost-to-spot-liquidity-for-toluene-in-Europe_76307.html
December 8, 2015
US prices for toluene and mixed xylenes (MX) could soften next year, in part because the new Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2016, which requires a greater amount of ethanol in the US gasoline pool, reducing demand for other high octane blendstock such as toluene and MX. However, most of the pressure is expected to come from increased imports of toluene, MX, and paraxylene....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/New-RFS-may-reduce-aromatics-demand-into-US-gasoline_75704.html
December 2, 2015
A Europe December toluene contract has settled at $577.50/m.t., slightly higher than the November settlement of $575/m.t. However, despite this initial settlement, contract discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Initial-Europe-December-toluene-contract-settles-at-$577-5m-t-negotiations-ongoing_75544.html
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Braskems-cracker-at-Grande-ABC-cluster-restarts_75512.html
November 10, 2015
Uzbekneftegaz (Tashkent), the state-owned energy company, is studying plans to build an aromatics complex in Uzbekistan. The company and Samsung Engineering have signed a memorandum of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Samsung-Engineering-signs-MOU-for-aromatics-complex-in-Uzbekistan_75124.html
October 30, 2015
An initial toluene contract price settlement in Europe for November at $575/m.t. indicates that for the first time since August, term toluene will price below contractual benzene. But...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/First-Europe-toluene-contract-settles-for-November-at-$575m-t-further-settlements-to-follow_74868.html
October 2, 2015
European October toluene contracts are settling within a range of $605-$607/m.t. FOB Rotterdam, down $15-$18/m.t. from September levels. Not all participants have confirmed the level...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/October-toluene-contracts-settle-at-$605-$607_74141.html
September 25, 2015
Versalis (Milan) will continue to operate its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, until the end of 2016 after entering into an ethylene supply agreement with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Versalis-to-continue-running-Porto-Marghera-cracker-through-end-of-2016_73924.html
September 3, 2015
European toluene contracts for September are so far settling within a range of $620–$625/m.t. fob Rotterdam, representing a decrease of $120–$125/m.t. from the August...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Europe-toluene-September-contract-settles-down-$120-125_73417.html
August 14, 2015
US refiners have been in the market this week looking to cover toluene and xylene supply following a slew of production issues in the Midwest. The largest of BP's three crude oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Midwest-refinery-issues-prompt-interest-for-toluene-and-xylene_72981.html
August 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s largest chemicals players, on Tuesday informed The Stock Exchange of Thailand that it has shut...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/PTTGC-shuts-down-aromatics-complex-for-unscheduled-repairs-and-maintenance_72714.html
August 3, 2015
Toluene contracts for August have settled in Europe at $745/m.t. fob Rotterdam, $35–40 lower than the July settlement. Discussions for this month appeared to be fairly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Europe-toluene-August-contract-settles-lower_72698.html
July 31, 2015
IHS Chemical says that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has declared force majeure following the unscheduled shutdown of its No. 2 aromatics unit at the company's Map Ta Phut...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/PTTGC-declares-force-majeure-on-aromatics-at-Map-Ta-Phut_72637.html
July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
July 27, 2015
US aromatics prices are on the decline late in late July, following the direction of NYMEX energy futures. Last week, NYMEX Rbob ended on Friday at $182.82 per gallon its lowest level...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/US-toluene-and-xylene-markets-following-NYMEX-energy-futures-lower_72461.html
July 27, 2015
Phillips 66 said on Friday that its Alliance refinery in Louisiana was in process of restarting units impacted by yesterday's power loss. The refinery experienced a brief loss of power...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Phillips-66-restarting-units-at-Alliance-following-power-loss_72431.html
July 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha South Korea, the engineering firm says in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/GS-Engineering-to-expand-cracker-aromatics-complex-in-South-Korea_72357.html
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