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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 23, 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...
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