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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.  ...
February 29, 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 8, 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...
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