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April 11, 2016Spot prices of aromatics were mostly higher in the United States on 8 April, following a second refinery fire is as many days. LyondellBasell Industries extinguished a blaze at its...
April 1, 2016Europe's April benzene contract price has been agreed on at $698/m.t. (€616) cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA), an increase of $122/m.t. (€93) from the March settlement...
March 4, 2016Toluene contract prices for Europe have been agreed in a range between $517.50-518 per mt, an increase of $17.50-18 per mt on the February fixtures. Where agreement has not been...
January 28, 2016US 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....
January 8, 2016Continued 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...
January 8, 2016European 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...
December 8, 2015US 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....
December 2, 2015A 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...
December 1, 2015Production 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...
November 25, 2015Utilization of selective toluene disproportionation (STDP) units in North America is likely to increase during December and the winter months as reduced interest in toluene for the...