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June 7, 2011
 U.S. butadiene contracts for the month of June settled at a record high, players say. Tightness in the North American butadiene market has driven up contract prices for the...
June 3, 2011
Spot naptha in northwest Europe was higher by $15/m.t. but the focus in olefins was downstream where the June contract for butadiene rocketed higher by €270/m.t. on strong demand...
June 2, 2011
Naphtha moved up from USD 957.0-957.0 to USD 970.0- 972.0 on fluctuating crude prices. It is expected that prices will move northward and should be close to USD 980.0 - 990.0 in the...
June 2, 2011
Olefins and feedstocks were mostly mixed in North America early this week in post-holiday trading. Ethane lost about 1 penny, while both butane and naphtha edged higher by 1 ct/gal...
May 26, 2011
Ethylene prices drastically moved down this week from USD 1280-1290 to USD 1240-1250 as end use markets are sluggish. Operating rates are low due to the reduction in market demand...
May 25, 2011
Feedstocks in North America were mostly down this week on falling crude oil prices. Ethane shed 2 cts/gal, propane fell 4 cts/gal and butane was lower by about 3 cts/gal. Naphtha...
May 19, 2011
Buyers ruled petrochemical markets this week, running the table with sizeable decreases in all major commodities. The pace was set with spot naphtha in northwest Europe, lower by...
May 17, 2011
 North American feedstock prices were much lower on the back of falling crude oil prices. Ethane fell about 10 cts/gal, butane was lower by 12 cts/gal, propane fell about 7...
May 9, 2011
Butadiene contracts for the month of May settled at an increase of 20 cts-22 cts/lb in another split settlement that saw three producers settle at $1.41/lb while one producer settled...
May 6, 2011
Naphtha fell to USD 1085.0-1087.0 on CFR Far East basis. It is expected that the prices will fall further in coming weeks on lower crude oil prices.    Ethylene price levels...
May 4, 2011
European butadiene contracts which were agreed to higher by €360/m.t. caused buyers’ heads to spin this week. Keeping pace, spot butadiene was reported notionally higher by...
May 4, 2011
U.S. ethylene contracts for the month of April have tentatively settled at a gain of 3.5 cts/lb, to 57.25 cts/lb. The settlement represents a 6.5% premium over March contracts. The...
April 28, 2011
The flat-out winner for the week was the European butadiene contract which was agree higher by €360/m.t. causing buyers’ heads to spin. Keeping pace, spot butadiene was...
April 27, 2011
U.S. olefins prices pushed higher this week, bolstered by an increase in demand amid short supply. Spot ethylene was up about 2.5 cts/lb, while both grades of spot propylene added...
April 26, 2011
Naphtha price levels strengthened from USD 1045.0-1047.0 to USD 1075.0-1077.0 on rising crude prices. In addition, naphtha requirements have also been moving up in the gasoline...
April 20, 2011
Primary hydrocarbons were table flat this week, leaving petrochemcial markets to their own internal dynamics. Feedstocks on the U.S. Gulf Coast were led higher by ethane, up 10...
April 15, 2011
Naphtha levels rose from 1015.0- 1017.0 to USD 1045.0 - 1047.0 on higher crude oil prices. Ethylene price levels inched up a bit from USD 1320-1330 to USD 1330- 1340. It is expected...
April 7, 2011
Despite the sharp rise in crude oil prices this week, commodity petrochemicals moved to the beat of their own drummers with widely mixed results for contract settlements. West Texas...
April 5, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts have settled for the month of March, up 4.75 cts/lb, to 53.75 cts/lb. The increase represents a nearly 10% premium over February contracts. With ethane...
March 31, 2011
Sentiment was generally positive at the annual global petrochemical meetings in Houston and San Antonio last week and this week. The price of feedstocks and energy, although...
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