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January 4, 2011Aromatics 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, 2010Spot 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, 2010Aromatics 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...
December 8, 2010Despite a jump in crude oil prices, producers were not aided in the settlement of December contracts on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Benzene was agreed at a decrease of 14 cts/gal for...
December 1, 2010Swiftly settled but modest increases were also the order of the day for European aromatics contracts. Benzene was reported done at an increase of €27/m.t. while initial styrene...
November 24, 2010Aromatics were also uneven, but at a lesser amplitude than olefins, players say. Buyers lowered bids for spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast by 5 cts/gal, but sellers were not moved to...
November 17, 2010Aromatics were lower across the board, but traders reported the retreat was very uneven. On either side of the Atlantic bellwether benzene took the brunt of the decline, down an...
November 10, 2010Aromatics business reacted more strongly to the run up in crude, with spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast higher by 15 cts/gal. Toluene kept pace with an increase of 10 cts/gal. In...
November 4, 2010Aromatics were similarly strong on the contract settlements and mixed in spot business. The benzene contract for November soared 33 cts/gal while November mixed xylenes were agreed...
October 28, 2010Aromatics in North America were still focused on spot transactions that were described as choppy. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf saw buyers reduce bids by 5 cts/gal, but with no response...