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December 8, 2011
Feedstock prices in North America were up across the board. Butane rose about 5 cts/gal, propane lost about 2 cts/gal, and ethane was higher about 6 cts/lb. Ethylene contracts for the...
December 7, 2011
 Ethylene prices moved up firmly to USD 1190-1100 from USD 1020-1030 on FOB Korea basis. There is tightness in the supply of the product. This firmness is now expected to last for...
December 1, 2011
Both buyers and sellers seemed eager to close the book on 2011, and as a result just about every major monthly contract for December was concluded by November 30. Buyers prevailed in...
November 24, 2011
Olefins prices in North America have been on the decline in recent weeks, following crude oil and feedstock prices lower. As of CW press time, West Texas Intermediate crude oil was...
November 21, 2011
Ethylene price levels started showing signs of downward movement this week. The price levels started moving down as the buying sentiments have been low across Asia. A wait &...
November 15, 2011
After several weeks of battering, spot petrochemicals were deemed oversold, and prices turned higher across the board this week. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe led the way higher...
November 8, 2011
Spot prices for U.S. olefins were mixed early this week, with no solid direction from upstream crude oil prices.  Spot butadiene fell about 3 cts/lb, while both grades of...
November 2, 2011
The November butadiene contract in North America settled at a decrease of 25 cts/lb, to $1.15/lb, pushed lower by softening demand. All four major producers agreed on the price, the...
November 1, 2011
Naphtha price levels drifted this week to USD 890.0-892.0 as compared to USD 910.50-912.50 on Korea basis last week. The market have been dull in the region since the derivative end...
October 26, 2011
North American feedstocks Ethane fell 4 cts/gal, butane lost 7 cts/gal and propane was lower by a penny. Spot olefins continues to ease. PGP fell about 6 cts/lb, while CGP fell about 8...
October 19, 2011
Crude oil prices rose this week, but could not lift petrochemcials as those markets reacted to continuing bleak economic news in both the U.S. and Europe.  Spot ethylene in the...
October 18, 2011
Ethylene moved down further to USD 1000-1010 on FOB Korea basis. The dull markets are clearly due to the low demand of derivative products. Availability of ethylene is high at the...
October 12, 2011
Prices for feedstocks in North America firmed this week. Ethane gained about 3 cts/gal, propane gained a penny and tacked on 4 cts/gal. Butane, however, was lower by about 3 cts/gal...
October 7, 2011
Olefins prices in North America were down this week. Ethylene contracts for the month of September settled at a loss of 1 ct/lb, to 54.5 cts/lb, market sources say. Meanwhile...
September 30, 2011
Declines persisted through the end of September in most major petrochemical markets, players say. Despite some near-term firming in crude-oil and feedstock markets, depressed demand...
September 27, 2011
Naphtha moved down to USD 928.0- 930.0 from USD 955.0-957.0 on lower crude oil prices. Ethylene fell to USD 1040-1050 from USD 1050-1060 on ample availability in the region. There are...
September 22, 2011
On the heels of grim economic news out of Europe, and no end in sight to the Greek debt crisis, commodity markets tumbled this week, oil and chemicals included. Spot naphtha in...
September 14, 2011
North American feedstocks were up on higher crude oil prices. Ethane rose about a half a penny while both propane butane gained 1 ct/gal. Naphtha rose about 10 cts/gal.  Spot...
September 2, 2011
North American feedstock prices were mixed at the start of September. Ethane fell about 0.5 cts/gal, while naphtha followed crude oil prices lower, shedding 15...
August 31, 2011
Naphtha prices moved from USD 940.0 - 942.0 to USD 945.0-947.0 on rising crude oil prices. Ethylene price levels maintained at USD 1100-1110. A number of plants have been in the past...
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