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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
July 15, 2015
The toluene arbitrage window between Asia and the United States is open, but it is unlikely that further Asian cargoes will head to the United States because of a backwardated market...
July 3, 2015
Europe's toluene contract prices for July have been settled within a range of $780-785/m.t., marking an increase of $5-10/m.t. on the June agreements. Not all market participants have...
June 25, 2015
China’s imports of benzene, para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene fell sharply in May compared with April and mixed xylene imports were almost flat, data obtained by IHS...
June 18, 2015
PBF Energy (Parsipanny, NJ) has agreed to acquire Chalmette Refining, a 189,000 bbl/day refinery in Chalmette, LA, for $322 million from ExxonMobil and PDVSA, which operate the business as a 50/50 joint venture. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2015, includes logistics infrastructure and facilities for the production of aromatics and propylene....
June 18, 2015
The toluene arbitrage window has been open this week for shipment from Asia and Europe to the United States, but most traders have been unwilling or unable to take advantage of it...
June 18, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes—down 7%, 19%, and 6% from April, respectively—fell for a second month running in May, the Japan Petrochemical...
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
June 10, 2015
China’s imports of the main aromatics products were mostly lower in April on a sequential basis, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Toluene imports' volume, 65,409 m.t. in...
June 8, 2015
ExxonMobil has completed a scheduled maintenance program for its Singapore chemical plant, a company spokesman told IHS Chemical today. “We can confirm that normal...
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