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May 19, 2011
Spot 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, 2011
Aromatics 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, 2011
Spot 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, 2011
Spot 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, 2011
Primary 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, 2011
Aromatics 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, 2011
Aromatics 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...
March 31, 2011
Aromatics were generally quiet, with the exception of the xylenes chain which was drum tight due to the loss of production in Japan from the natural disasters. Spot mixed xylenes on...
March 9, 2011
Aromatics markets were mixed, but showed some consistency within types. Spot benzene dropped a dime in U.S. Gulf Coast business, while European buyers knocked prices down an average of...
March 2, 2011
Aromatics markets were more mixed on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. Benzene producers say they were disappointed with the 4 cts/gal increase secured for the March contract, as...
February 16, 2011
North American aromatics markets were similarly uneven, but to the higher side. Both spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf was said to be higher by 15 cts/gal but other...
February 11, 2011
European spot olefins markets the internal factors netted out to stasis. Uptream markets for both Brent crude and spot naphtha were reported to be essentially flat. At the production...
February 2, 2011
In aromatics benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was reported to be settled for the February contract at an increase of 51 cts/gal, while mixed xylenes for February were agreed...
January 26, 2011
Aromatics markets were much more mixed than olefins markets this week, players indicate. Benzene producers on the U.S. Gulf took offers higher by 20 cts/gal, but buyers were only...
January 20, 2011
Aromatics markets were stronger on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf saw buyers raise bids by 15 cts/gal as sellers hiked offers by a dime. Spot toluene was...
January 12, 2011
Aromatics markets were mostly firmer, if uneven, players say. Bids for spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose 10 cts/gal while offers inched higher by half that. Action was thinner...
January 6, 2011
Aromatics markets were active on both sides of the Atlantic. On the U.S. Gulf Coast, the activity was confined to contract talks, traders say. The January benzene contract was agreed...
January 4, 2011
Aromatics markets were hopping at the end of the year. The January benzene contract in Europe was settled sharply higher with an increase of €149/m.t., a rise of more than 20%...
December 27, 2010
Spot aromatics markets were higher on both sides of the Atlantic. On the U.S. Gulf Coast, benzene was reported higher by 10 cts/gal while toluene and mixed xylenes moved up by 5...
December 16, 2010
Aromatics were uneven mid-month, players say. Buyers raised bids for spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast by 15 cts/gal, but sellers outpaced them by moving offers higher by 20 cts/gal...
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