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August 19, 2010Aromatics 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...
August 13, 2010Aromatics 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, 2010Aromatics 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, 2010Benzene 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, 2010Aromatics 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, 2010Sellers suggested that was due to buyer and trader inventories being depleted....
July 20, 2010Benzene 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, 2010Aromatics 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, 2010Benchmark 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, 2010Aromatics 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...