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August 13, 2010
Aromatics were mixed and the pattern was different on either side of the Atlantic, traders report, with prices generally higher on the U.S. Gulf Coast and generally lower in Europe...
August 4, 2010
Aromatics were mixed this week. Benchmark spot benzene soared 20 cts/gal this week, but sellers concede that advance did not extend to other spot aromatics: toluene was lower by 5...
July 28, 2010
Benzene prices saw a surge this week to USD 830-840 from USD 760-770 on FOB Korea basis. A majority of the plants in the region are running at full operating rates, resulting in market...
July 28, 2010
Aromatics were said to be relatively more active than olefins, maintaining the trend of the past few weeks. Benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf moved strongly higher, sellers say...
July 21, 2010
Sellers suggested that was due to buyer and trader inventories being depleted....
July 20, 2010
Benzene fell from USD 780-790 to USD 760-770 FOB Korea due to sluggish demand and high inventories. Plants are not lowering their operating rates because margins are too low, sources...
July 14, 2010
Aromatics were lower on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf declined 5 cts/gal. Toluene buyers decreased their bids by 10 cts/gal against lower offers from...
July 7, 2010
Benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf dropped a dime, but other spot markets were level as July contracts were concluded. Benzene was agreed lower by 13 cts/gal, while the contact...
June 30, 2010
Aromatics contracts have yet to be settled. Market watchers report lackluster trading and varied ranges for what little business there has been. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf was...
June 23, 2010
Players report down-but-uneven dynamics in aromatics, similar to the situation in olefins trading. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was level, while spot toluene tumbled almost 20%...
June 16, 2010
Aromatics were lower on both sides of the Atlantic, but with no discernable pattern, market watchers report. On the U.S. Gulf Coast bellwether spot benzene was lower by an average of...
June 9, 2010
Aromatics were generally stronger in North America than in Europe, but not by much. Bellwether spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf gained an average of 17.5 cts/gal in a narrowing trading...
May 26, 2010
Buyers ruled the day in aromatics, knocking spot benzene prices in Europe down $145/m.t. or about 14%. Losses on U.S. Gulf Coast benzene were about 11% or 35 cts/gal. Other aromatics...
May 20, 2010
The story was different for spot aromatics, where buyers ran the table. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf was lower by 15 cts/gal, while toluene dropped  a dime and mixed xylenes were down...
May 13, 2010
There were no discernable patterns in aromatics trading this week, players say. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf saw offers decline by 5 cts/gal but buyers held tight with their...
May 12, 2010
Benzene went down from USD 990-1000 to USD 970-980. There is surplus benzene in the aromatics market and this will affect the pricing for benzene; prices are expected to fall further...
May 6, 2010
Aromatics contract negotiations were not completed by press time. Benzene was agreed to higher by 4 cts/gal for May, but that was the only contract agreement, players say. Spot benzene...
April 20, 2010
Aromatics on the U.S. Gulf Coast were a little more active than the previous week, traders say, but not by much. Spot benzene declined by 5 cts/gal taking spot styrene down two cents...
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