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June 3, 2014
As June olefins contract talks in Europe come down to their final days, there seems to be little common ground. Sellers have ideas of a roll to an increase of €20/m.t. Buyers are...
May 19, 2014
With prices rising for crude oil, margins were pinched for petrochemical sellers this week. Spot naphtha spiked by $30/m.t. in northwest Europe, driving olefins producers to push hard...
April 22, 2014
Steady prices for crude oil and natural gas left petrochemicals markets without strong upstream direction this week. In northwest Europe, spot naphtha ticked higher by $10/m.t. for the...
April 14, 2014
Spot olefins turned higher slightly in Europe this week, but spot aromatics were mixed, traders say. Crude oil was higher by a few dollars a barrel, and spot naphtha was reported...
March 31, 2014
Spot olefins slipped slightly for another week in northwest Europe, traders report. Spot naphtha rose $20/m.t. further eroding cracker margins. Spot ethylene dipped €20/m.t. while...
March 24, 2014
Buyers were in firm control across most petrochemical markets this week, with most spot prices reported lower ahead of April contract talks. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was said...
March 10, 2014
Olefins markets were said to be quiet this week. Crude oil was down slightly, and natural gas in North America tumbled from recent highs, market watchers say. Spot naphtha in northwest...
March 3, 2014
Traders reported some convergence in European olefins markets this week prompted by modest moves in March contract settlements. Spot naphtha ticked higher by $10/m.t. but that was...
February 24, 2014
The week was calm in petrochemical markets, traders say. Primary hydrocarbon prices were higher, notably North American natural gas prices that broke $6/million Btu level for the first...
February 18, 2014
European spot olefins were nominally higher this week, traders say. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was reported higher, but by only $10/m.t. After recent tumbles, spot ethylene was...
February 10, 2014
After a volatile January for commodity petrochemical prices, February contract settlements were a mixed bag. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe eased lower by $15/m.t. with little...
February 3, 2014
After broad retreats last week, petrochemical prices have been mixed this week, players report. Spot naphtha was said to be down $15/m.t. in northwest Europe, but olefins are marching...
January 28, 2014
The battle was on this week in commodity petrochemicals, with only a scattered few winners. Spot ethylene in northwest Europe led the retreat, plummeting €150/m.t. on news that...
January 13, 2014
Commodity petrochemical markets got back to normal business this week, with olefins generally firm but aromatics softer, players say. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe gained $15/m.t...
January 6, 2014
In a quiet first week of trading for 2014, spot prices were reported to be mixed, but most January contracts were concluded higher, players say. Ethylene in northwest Europe was...
December 16, 2013
The last two December contract talks were concluded this week, and both US mixed xylenes and European butadiene were agreed at rolls from their November levels. Spot naphtha in...
December 9, 2013
December olefin contract settlements were mostly higher but spot market business was reported to be mixed. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe gained $20/m.t. but the bigger news was the...
November 12, 2013
Even with a slip in feedstock costs, European olefins were tighter this week because of production outages. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was reported lower by $15/m.t., but spot...
November 4, 2013
In early settlements, November olefins contracts were agreed in Europe. Spot naphtha rose $20/m.t., but that upstream firming did not help steam-cracker operators much with ethylene...
October 28, 2013
With prices for primary hydrocarbons declining, petrochemical prices fell as well this week. Crude oil was lower by $3-4/bbl for both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent, and spot...
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