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April 14, 2014
It is early in the month for intermediates, but market watchers have reported a few developments. Late-month US para-xylene was delayed more than usual by the unsettled nature of Asian...
March 31, 2014
March went out with a flurry of settlements in intermediates markets. The para-xylene (pX) contract in Europe for March was settled at a decrease of €70/m.t. leaving just the...
March 3, 2014
All intermediates contracts were settled before the end of the month, a rare feat. US para-xylene (pX) was widely but not universally reported done down by 4 cts/lb, more than market...
February 18, 2014
The first February contract settlements were confirmed this week with ortho-xylene (oX) being agreed at a decrease of 1.5 cts/lb in North America and down €40/m.t. in Europe. Spot...
February 3, 2014
February contract talks have begun for intermediates, players say, but the focus was still on spot markets this week. Despite reports of tightness in para-xylene in China, the...
January 6, 2014
The last of the December 2013 contract settlements have been confirmed, as has the first settlement for January 2014, for intermediates. The January ethylene glycol contract was agreed...
December 9, 2013
It was early days still for derivatives, but a few December settlements were reported. MEGlobal lowered its reference price for ethylene glycol in North America by 2 cts/lb...
November 12, 2013
It is still early in the month for intermediates settlements, but the European ortho-xylene (o-xylene) contract, often the first to be concluded, was agreed lower by €35/m.t...
October 28, 2013
All but one of the major intermediates contracts for October has been settled, market watchers report. US para-xylene (pX) was down by 2 cts/lb while ortho-xylene (oX) was agreed lower...
October 14, 2013
Just a few settlements were reported among intermediates markets. The late-month agreement for North American para-xylene (p-xylene) was concluded at an increase of 2 cts/lb, which had...
September 30, 2013
Sellers all but ran the table in both spot and contract markets for intermediates over the second half of September. The US ortho-xylene (oX) contract was settled higher by 3 cts/lb...
September 16, 2013
Intermediates were said to be quiet over the first half of the month, as often is the case. The notable exception was spot para-xylene (pX) in North America which gained a robust...
September 3, 2013
The last of the August contract settlements among intermediates fell into place as the month expired. Late-settling US para-xylene (pX) was agreed at an increase of 2.5 cts/lb, while...
August 16, 2013
At midmonth only the usual three isomer xylenes contracts had been settled on either side of the Atlantic. Sellers of ortho-xylene in North America were able to capture 3 cts/lb, but...
June 24, 2013
In marked contrast to primary petrochemical markets this week, intermediates saw plenty of action as June contracts were reported settled across the board. Notably, the US para-xylene...
June 10, 2013
There was not much action reported in intermediates over the past two weeks. The late settling US para-xylene (pX) contract was done flat for May, but no progress was reported in...
May 28, 2013
Three of the four isomer contracts have been settled, but the US para-xylene (p-xylene) contract lagged the field as usual. US ortho-xylene (o-xylene) was agreed higher by 2 cts/lb...
May 13, 2013
Intermediates contracts were reported to be catching up on both sides of the Atlantic over the early part of May, but not to the pleasure of sellers. Ethylene glycol was reported to be...
April 29, 2013
Demand for isomer xylenes has tumbled in Asia, according to players in the intermediates markets. April contracts had already settled lower in Europe, but by relatively modest amounts...
April 15, 2013
The last of the March settlements in intermediates were agreed on by late in the month, market watchers report. Notably, US para-xylene (p-xylene) was agreed lower by 4 cts/lb. The...
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