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March 21, 2012
Spot naphtha prices in northwest Europe ticked lower by $10/m.t. which improved margins for steam-cracker operators as olefins spot prices were reported continuing to rise. Ethylene...
March 14, 2012
Petrochemical prices were generally strong at mid month, players say. Spot ethylene rose about 3 cts/lb, to 63 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene were higher by about 2 cts/lb...
March 1, 2012
Naphtha price levels moved up drastically in the last few weeks on rising crude oil prices. The market scenario indicates further movement of price in the northward direction.  ...
March 1, 2012
Prices for North American spot olefins were mixed. Ethylene was lower by about 3 cts/lb, while propylene was unchanged. Butadiene, however, gained about 5 cts/lb. The increase in...
February 23, 2012
After six weeks of intense action in the New Year, petrochemical markets took a breather this week, traders say. Activity did not slack as much as prices were reported to be choppy and...
February 15, 2012
Commodity petrochemical prices accelerated gains this week, if unevenly. Spot ethylene ticked up by 4 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene were higher by a penny. Spot butadiene was...
February 9, 2012
Major petrochemical markets continued to advance in aggregate, but without the pace or uniformity of previous weeks. Also of note, West Texas Intermediate crude oil, which had closed...
February 7, 2012
Ethylene prices have moved up to USD 1200-1210 from USD 1150-1160  due to strong crude and derivative products and strong buying trends among end user segments. It is expected...
February 6, 2012
Escalating tensions in the Mideast and continued signs of economic recovery in North America combined to drive petrochemical prices higher. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe rose a...
January 27, 2012
A U.S. propylene producer has nominated a 22-cts/lb increase for February contracts, market players say. The nomination is a 40% premium to current propylene contracts of 56 cts/lb for...
January 26, 2012
A U.S. propylene producer has nominated a 22-cts/lb increase for February contracts, market players say. The nomination is a 40% premium to current propylene contracts of 56 cts/lb for...
January 19, 2012
January continued strong for petrochemcial prices in Europe. Spot naphtha tacked on another $10/m.t. but spot olefins were beyond relying on upstream increases to support higher...
January 18, 2012
U.S. butadiene spot prices soared this week, adding about 30 cts/lb week-on-week. The reason behind the price push was short supply and healthy demand, combined with renewed buying...
January 12, 2012
With the North American turnaround season is beginning to gear up, U.S. ethane prices have fallen 7% since the start of the year, to about 68 cts/gal, as a result of reduced operating...
January 11, 2012
January is off to a running start in petrochemical markets, with producers holding the upper hand. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was reported higher by $30/m.t., but cracker...
January 11, 2012
North American feedstock prices were mixed this week. Ethane fell about 4 cts/gal, while propane was lower by about 6 cts/gal. Naphtha rose about 8 cts/gal, while butane was unchanged...
January 4, 2012
With faint but multiple indications of economic recovery, petrochemcials roared out of the gate this year, with significantly higher contract settlements reported for January. Higher...
December 29, 2011
Propylene Propylene prices moved lower this week to USD 1170- 1180 as compared to USD 1200- 1210 on FOB Korea basis last week. The markets are sluggish, hence the buying is low at the...
December 28, 2011
North American feedstocks were slightly higher in post-holiday trading. Ethane was stable at about 79 cts/gal, while propane added about 2 cts/gal, to $1.38/gal. Butane was the big...
December 15, 2011
North American feedstock prices were generally lower. Ethane fell about 5 cts/gal, propane lost about 6 cts/gal, and butane while butane lost 5 cts/gal.  Among Noth American...
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