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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-fall-sharply-in-May_71595.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/PBF-Energy-acquires-Chalmette-Refining-for-$322-million_71455.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Toluene-arbitrage-to-US-remains-open-but-interest-is-low_71443.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Japan-produces-less-aromatics-for-a-second-month-running-in-May_71428.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Chinas-April-aromatics-imports-mostly-down-from-March_70702.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/ExxonMobil-completes-turnaround-of-Singapore-chemical-plant_71052.html
June 5, 2015
A decline in operating rates for toluene disproportionation units and selective toluene disproportionation units (STDP) units this summer is expected to result in reduced aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Lower-toluene-disproportionation-rates-expected-to-reduce-US-aromatics-capacity_71041.html
June 5, 2015
The toluene and mixed xylene (MX) markets in the United States have featured higher prices and increased demand this week coming from gasoline blenders on the back of tight reformate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Toluene-mixed-xylene-markets-stronger-in-US-this-week-on-tight-reformate-supply_71040.html
June 2, 2015
An initial European contract price for toluene in June has been fixed at $775/m.t. marking an increase of $34–$35/m.t. over the May fixtures, which were at $740–$741/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Initial-European-June-toluene-contract-price-settles-at-$775m-t-_70945.html
May 29, 2015
Toluene contract discussions open in Europe today with starting positions expected either side of a rollover at the May level of $740-741/m.t. Buyers from the chemical side see no pull...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/European-June-toluene-contract-talks-open-in-divided-market_70836.html
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
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