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August 7, 2012
There was no clear overall trend in the aromatics markets. The only news driving the market was a rash of styrene outages: Styrolution declared force majuere on styrene out of Sarnia...
July 26, 2012
Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf plunged 55 cts/gal, but remained above July contracts. Both spot and contract prices are quoted fob. Spot toluene skidded 15 cts/gal, but mixed xylenes...
July 19, 2012
Aromatics were mixed, players say. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast shed a token 5 cts/gal, but toluene was traded higher in a widening trading range. Sellers lifed offers by 10...
July 12, 2012
Aromatics were sharply higher week-on-week, led by benchmark benzene, which skyrocketed 80 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast and $120/m.t. in northwest Europe. Spot toluene on the U.S...
July 6, 2012
There were broad July settlements in aromatics, with benzene on the Gulf Coast agreed higher by 20 cts/gal, but in Europe both benzene and styrene were lower: benzene was done at...
June 29, 2012
Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast logged a meaningful increase of 15 cts/gal while toluene tagged along with a gain of 5 cts/gal. The same two commodities were lower in northwest...
June 21, 2012
Gulf Coast aromatics were weak and weaker, with spot benzene slumping 15 cts/gal. Toluene tumbled 25 cts/gal and mixed xylenes plunged 45 cts/gal, or 11.5%.  In Europe spot...
June 12, 2012
Gulf Coast aromatics were a bright spot of the week for sellers, with spot benzene rising 40 cts/gal in response to unexpectedly strong demand, market sources say. Toluene and mixed...
June 6, 2012
Aromatics contracts were reported settled early in the week, with June benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast declining 11 cts/gal. That is still well above prevailing spot prices, which were...
May 31, 2012
Aromatics were mixed and volatile on the cusp of June contract settlements. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw buyers drop bids by 15 cts/gal, but sellers would not budge. Toluene...
May 23, 2012
Aromatics were generally reported to be stronger this week, but with notable exceptions. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf zipped higher by 15 cts/gal, reversing several weeks of weakness...
May 18, 2012
In aromatics bellwether spot benzene skidded 30 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with toluene close behind with a decline of 25 cts/gal. Mixed xylenes were the notable exception, with a...
May 14, 2012
Losses were scattered and relatively slight among aromatics. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was lower by 5 cts/gal for the second week in a row, while spot styrene gave up the 2...
May 3, 2012
Benzene contracts were agreed higher for May on both sides of the Atlantic, but spot aromatics did not get much of a lift from those. On the U.S. Gulf Coast, May benzene was settled...
April 26, 2012
Spot aromatics were reported to be highly variable for the week. Benzene was higher on the U.S. Gulf Coast by a substantial 15 cts/gal, and also in northwest Europe by $40/m.t. Styrene...
April 19, 2012
Aromatics were traded raggedly, players say. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was unchanged for the second week in a row, but the bounced higher by $50/m.t. in Europe, reversing a...
April 12, 2012
Aromatics markets have been quiet, traders said. The only change in U.S. Gulf Coast pricing noted was a nominal reduction in spot toluene offers by 5 cts/gal. The mixed xylene contract...
March 29, 2012
Aromatics were reported to be uneven in advance of contract settlements on either side of the Atlantic. Mixed xylenes, the recent star performer on the U.S. Gulf Coast, was said to be...
March 21, 2012
Aromatics slumped, with greater declines repored in Europe than in North America. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf were actually said to be flat, while spot toluene...
March 14, 2012
In aromatics North American spot markets were said to be much more variable than European dealings. Benzene gained a token 5 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast, while mixed xylenes added...
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