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August 25, 2011
Spot naphtha rose $45/m.t. this week in northwest Europe, buoyed by recovering markets for ethylene and propylene. Spot ethylene edged higher by €20/m.t., but C3 markets saw...
August 18, 2011
Volatility in financial markets and falling prices in the energy segment led prices of commodity chemicals to stumble in mid-August. U.S. butadiene spot prices tumbled 10 cts/lb, to...
August 11, 2011
U.S. feedstocks moved lower this week on falling crude oil prices and dismal news from the financial sector. Ethane fell about 14 cts/gal while butane fell about 15 cts/gal. Propane...
August 8, 2011
Ethylene pricing maintained at USD 1100-1110. Market sentiments are low at the moment and based on the market scenario, and ethylene pricing is expected to move in southward direction...
August 4, 2011
A peak seems to have been reached in European olefins markets, with August contract for butadiene being settled at a token increase of €25/m.t. After triple-digit increases in...
August 3, 2011
Prices for U.S. olefins and feedstocks were directionless in the first week of August. Among North American feedstocks, both ethane and naphtha each lost a penny, while propane gained...
July 29, 2011
Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was lower by $15/m.t. but feedstock costs were of little concern to steam-cracker operators as they watched buying interest evaporate for ethylene and...
July 28, 2011
Naphtha Price levels moved up from 965.0-967.0 to USD 995.0-997.0 as compared to USD 965.0-967.0 on higher crude prices. The market sentiments for derivative products as well as the...
July 27, 2011
Prices for North American feedstocks were on the rise this week, with ethane gaining about 4 cts/gal, to 84 cts-85 cts/gal and both propane and butane rising about 2 cts/gal. Naphtha...
July 20, 2011
Spot olefins prices were mixed in both the U.S. and Europe this week. Spot ethylene rose about 5 cts/lb, to 60cts- 61 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene were lower by 2 cts/lb...
July 13, 2011
Crude oil ran higher this week, driving olefins prices up on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot propylene was higher by about 3 cts/lb, while spot butadiene rose about 10 cts/lb. Spot...
July 8, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts have definitively settled at a 1.75 cts/lb decrease for the month of June, to 56.75 cts/lb. The June settlement represents a 3% decrease from May...
July 7, 2011
Following the U.S. holiday, feedstocks in North America were mostly lower. Butane fell about 2 cts/gal, propane lost about 3 cts/gal, while naphtha tacked on about 4 cts/gal. Ethane...
July 6, 2011
Propylene prices in Asia fell from USD 1370-1380 to USD 1350-1360 on lower demand. Market sentiments are low and buyers are in a wait and watch mode to buy the product, sources say...
June 29, 2011
Trading was reported thin in North America as players in Canada and the United States wound down in advance of their national holidays this weekend. Among North American feedstocks...
June 24, 2011
Ethylene price levels moved further south from USD 1120-1130 to USD 1050-1060. Markets are fluctuating as ethylene prices are expected to bounce back in the coming weeks, as Shell...
June 22, 2011
Olefins prices in the U.S. eased this week on lower crude oil prices. Spot ethylene was lower by about 3 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene also fell about 3 cts/lb. Butadiene...
June 15, 2011
Major petrochemical markets were described as uneven and without direction this week on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., spot ethylene was lower by about 5 cts/lb, while both...
June 14, 2011
Ethylene moved down to USD 1120-1130 from USD 1190-1200. It is expected that the price will further move downward as there is ample availability in the market and the derivative...
June 8, 2011
Petrochemcial prices continued to slide this week, with a few exceptions. Traders say concern over the near-term economic outlook caused buyers to be selective. Both ethane and butane...
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