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January 2, 2013
In aromatics, spot benzene on the US Gulf ticked higher by 5 cts/gal, but mixed xylenes were reported lower in a narrowing trading range as buyers reduced bids by 5 cts/gal and sellers...
December 18, 2012
There was plenty of activity to relate in the US Gulf Coast aromatics markets, players say. Spot benzene was reported higher by 15 cts/gal while toluene was said to have dropped a...
December 7, 2012
On the US Gulf Coast, recent spot firmness had producers anticipating a substantial contract price increase for December, but in the end they had to settle for a rise of 3 cts/gal...
December 3, 2012
Aromatics were generally mixed. US Gulf Coast December contracts were not yet settled, but spot business was said to be strong. Benzene gained 10 cts/gal while toluene was up 5 cts/gal...
November 27, 2012
Aromatics were reported strong in Europe and choppy, but mostly higher on the US Gulf Coast. Spot benzene saw buyers move bids higher by 10 cts/gal, but in thin pre-holiday trading...
November 16, 2012
In aromatics, spot benzene on the US Gulf slumped 30 cts/gal, traders say, but toluene was able to hold level, and mixed xylenes even squeezed out a gain of 15 cts/gal. Styrene...
November 9, 2012
Aromatics prices were mixed for the start of November, traders say. Benzene on the US Gulf rose half a dollar—more than 11%—to a record high settlement for November...
November 2, 2012
Aromatics were generally lower, traders report. Spot benzene on the US Gulf continued to slip from the short spike last week, giving back another 20 cts/gal. Sellers note that spot...
October 26, 2012
Spot benzene raced through a steep spike peaking at $5.35/gal before settling back about 20 cts/gal earlier this week. The net gain from the previous week was an average of 50 cts/gal...
October 18, 2012
Aromatics were mixed. Spot prices were lower on the US Gulf for benzene, down 5 cts/gal, and toluene lower by 10 cts/gal, players say. Spot styrene shed 2 cts/lb, it is reported. In...
October 12, 2012
Gains in aromatics were more checkered, players report. Spot benzene on the US Gulf rose 35 cts/gal, with toluene showing a more modest increase of 20 cts/gal. In northwest Europe...
October 5, 2012
The reverse pattern of the lower olefins contract prices for October was reported in North American aromatics—with spot business lower but October contract levels higher. The...
October 1, 2012
Aromatics were mostly quiet, but with some divergence between North America and Europe. Spot benzene on the US Gulf Coast gained 20 cts/gal, sources say. Toluene offers rose 25...
September 21, 2012
Aromatics were mixed but lower overall. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf was reported off by 20 cts/gal, players say, while toluene dropped a dime. In Europe benzene was the loss leader...
September 13, 2012
Considerable activity was reported in European aromatics marketwhere strong derivative demand was said to catch the market unawares. Buyers say they found scant volumes and producers...
September 7, 2012
Aromatics markets were more mixed, with spot prices rising but contract prices generally lower on both sides of the Atlantic. September benzene on the U.S. Gulf was settled lower by 40...
August 31, 2012
Petrochemical markets were relatively quiet in the last week of August, despite Hurricane Isaac pounding the Gulf Coast, shuttering many plants or sharply reducing rates. In...
August 28, 2012
North American aromatics markets were lower, with BTX in a rare coordinated retreat—down 10 cts/gal—market watchers report. As noted for styrene, existing plant outages...
August 21, 2012
Aromatics traders reported active business on both sides of the Atlantic: mostly lower on the U.S. Gulf Coast and higher in Europe. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf led the way down...
August 10, 2012
Aromatics contracts were concluded on both sides of the Atlantic. Benchmark benzene for August on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose a robust 30 cts/gal, while styrene tacked on 3 cts/lb...
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