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February 29, 2012
Aromatics markets were reported to be quieter and more mixed. No March contract settlements could be confirmed. On the U.S. Gulf Coast spot benzene and mixed xylenes were higher by 5...
February 23, 2012
In contrast to recent weeks, there was no clear pattern in aromatics, either among products, or from one side of the Atlantic to the other. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S...
February 15, 2012
Gains in aromatics were sharply staggered, with benzene and toluene reported to have little activity, while mixed xylenes and styrene rose. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf gained 5...
February 14, 2012
Aromatics markets were reported much more mixed on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot prices were said to be flat on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with the exception of mixed xylenes, which...
February 7, 2012
Ethylene prices have moved up to USD 1200-1210 from USD 1150-1160  due to strong crude and derivative products and strong buying trends among end user segments. It is expected...
February 6, 2012
Gains in spot aromatics were relatively small, traders report, because the action was concentrated on sellers consolidating recent spot gains into contract settlements. The benchmark...
January 27, 2012
Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf Coast gained 20 cts/gal, building on advances of previous weeks. But spot toluene was flat, and spot styrene slipped a penny a pound. In...
January 19, 2012
Aromatics continued their winning ways, but not quite at the same pace as in the first few weeks of the year. On the U.S. Gulf both spot benzene and toluene gained 5 cts/gal. Players...
January 18, 2012
U.S. benzene contracts were settled higher by 70 cts/gal for January, up more than 23% from December, and spot aromatics prices have shot even higher as multiple forces combine to...
January 11, 2012
Aromatics were reported to be varied, but generally higher. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf rose $20/m.t. but the big gainer for the group was spot toluene, higher by half a dollar in...
January 9, 2012
Propylene strengthened to USD 1240-1250. The market observed a direct impact of pricing of propylene and also polypropylene. PP pricing moved up and is expected to strengthen further...
January 4, 2012
Aromatics markets were reported to be lively in the first week of 2012. Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast led the way, with producers achieving an increase of 70 cts/gal for the...
January 3, 2012
On the U.S. Gulf Coast spot aromatics were reported to be flat, except for spot styrene, which rose a substantial 4 cts/lb. Market watchers say it is unusual for styrene to rise...
December 28, 2011
Benzene was a big winner on both sides of the Atlantic, shooting higher by 30 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast and by $95/m.t. in Europe. Toluene kept pace on the Gulf Coast with gains...
December 15, 2011
Aromatics were generally stronger, traders report, but not resoundingly so. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf was said to be flat, while toluene saw no net change as the trading band grew...
December 8, 2011
Aromatics contracts were mostly settled by the first of the month, but the last few agreements were concluded this week. The December mixed-xylenes contract on the U.S. Gulf Coast was...
December 1, 2011
Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was settled lower by 15 cts/gal while styrene, sources say, was concluded down by 4 cts/lb for late-month November contracts. On the spot side...
November 23, 2011
Spot aromatics were soft on both sides of the Atlantic, with one exception. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw buyer drop bids by 20 cts/gal with sellers countering with offers lower...
November 15, 2011
Aromatics prices rose last week, with benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf gaining 20 cts/gal. Spot toluene added 15 cts/gal, players say. Traders report a sense of stability in the...
November 2, 2011
The benchmark benzene contracts on the U.S. Gulf Coast was settled lower by 18 cts/gal while spot material saw bids decline by 5 cts/gal against no change for offers, traders report...
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