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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...
December 8, 2010
Despite 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, 2010
Swiftly 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, 2010
Aromatics 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, 2010
Aromatics 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, 2010
Aromatics 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, 2010
Aromatics 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, 2010
Aromatics 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...
October 20, 2010
 In aromatics there were upheavals in Europe, with spot benzene and mixed xylenes not coming from the refinery pool for petrochemical production. Those were both higher by...
October 13, 2010
Quiescence in benzene markets on both sides of the Atlantic did not extend into other aromatics. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf gained rose 5 cts/gal, while prices were flat in Europe. But...
October 7, 2010
Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf spiked 30 cts/gal, but neither toluene nor mixed xylenes were much moved. Physical volumes were not much moved either, as a barge knocked a power line...
September 29, 2010
Aromatics were reported to be mixed, even within the same materials. Exhibit A is U.S. Gulf Coast benzene, where traders report the October contract was agreed at an increase of 6...
September 23, 2010
Aromatics markets were more mixed this week, on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw producer raise offers by 10 cts/gal while buyers...
September 16, 2010
In spot aromatics there was wide disparity across the group, but rough parity within products on either side of the Atlantic. Bellwether benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose a robust 15...
September 9, 2010
There was good activity in aromatics markets on either side of the Atlantic, traders say. On the U.S. Gulf Coast spot benzene was essentially level, but both toluene and mixed xylenes...
September 1, 2010
Aromatics were said to be dead quiet on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Benzene buyers dropped bids by 10 cts/gal, while sellers responded with only a 5 cts/gal decrease in offers. September...
August 26, 2010
There was no meaningful movement this week reported in spot aromatics on the U.S. Gulf Coast with the late-summer doldrums in full effect. However, there was at least a murmur of...
August 24, 2010
Benzene prices in Asia rose from USD 830-840 to USD 860-870 FOB Korea. End users are not keeping inventories low and buying has intensified due downstream demand.   Acrylonitrile...
August 19, 2010
Aromatics were much more mixed this week. Buyers hiked bids for spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast by 20 cts/gal, outpacing sellers who hoisted offers by 15 cts/gal. In contrast...
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