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June 3, 2011Aromatics markets were mixed but generally on the softer side as June contracts were settled on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Benzene tumbled 29 cts/gal, while mixed xylenes were lower in the...
May 25, 2011Between tornadoes in the U.S. central states and continued flooding along the Mississippi River, there was little interest reported in petrochemical markets. Stable crude oil and...
May 20, 2011Naphtha tumbled downwards to USD 978.0-980.0 on lower crude oil prices, while propylene maintained at USD 1560-1570. Propylene prices are expected to remain in this range as product is...
May 19, 2011Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf saw a widening trading range as buyers took bids lower by 20 cts/gal but sellers would only decrease their offers by 15 cts/gal. Spot toluene was reported...
May 12, 2011Aromatics were lower, but uneven. Trading was scant on the U.S. Gulf Coast as plants and customers in the southeast recovered from devastating tornadoes, and facilities along the...
May 4, 2011Spot aromatics on the U.S. Gulf were tightened sharply by power outages to Texas City that took three refineries out of service. Benzene was higher by 10 cts/gal, while toluene rose...
April 28, 2011Spot aromatics on the U.S. Gulf were tightened sharply by power outages to Texas City that took three refineries out of service. Benzene was higher by 10 cts/gal, while toluene rose...
April 20, 2011Primary hydrocarbons were table flat this week, leaving petrochemcial markets to their own internal dynamics. Feedstocks on the U.S. Gulf Coast were led higher by ethane, up 10...
April 14, 2011Aromatics have been active, with the notable exception of spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf, which fluctuated but remained range-bound. As in recent weeks, toluene and mixed xylenes saw...
April 7, 2011Aromatics were mostly mixed in the beginning of April. The April contract for benzene plunged half a dollar even as spot prices gained 15 cts/gal. Spot toluene kept pace with a gain of...