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March 27, 2011
North American feedstocks were up this week on rising crude oil prices. Ethane gained about 10 cts/gal and propane was higher by about 11 cts/gal. Naphtha rose about 3 cts/gal, while...
March 18, 2011
Naphtha dipped to USD 940.0-942.0 from USD 985-987. The tsunami in Japan has caused panic in the markets. This situation is expected to haunt for the coming number of months. The...
March 16, 2011
With the global petrochemical meetings in Houston and San Antonio just a week away, markets were generally quiet, traders say. That regular annual situation was enhanced by the tragic...
March 15, 2011
Unrest in the Mideast and Japan's mega-earthquake did not have much effect on North American feedstock or olefins prices. Among feedstocks, ethane rose about 2 cts/gal and propane...
March 11, 2011
Naphtha price levels rose to USD 985.0-987.0 from USD 956.0- 967.0 mainly due to crude pricing related to unrest in Libya and other parts of Middle East. The market has been severely...
March 7, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts for the month of February have settled at a gain of 3.75 cts/lb, to 49 cts/lb. The February contract price represents an 8% premium over January contract...
March 3, 2011
Naphtha price levels rose from USD 870.0-872.0 to USD 965.0-967.0 Prices have been showing a upward trend are prices are expected to remain strong, possibly crossing 1000 USD in next...
March 2, 2011
Unrest across the Mideast continued to drive oil prices higher, with Brent crude reaching $115.14/bbl, an increase of $13.28/bbl in the past two weeks; West Texas Intermediate rose...
February 23, 2011
 Rising crude oil prices pushed North American feedstocks higher this week. Butane was up about 6 cts/gal and propane added about 4 cts/gal, while naphtha was higher by about 8...
February 16, 2011
 U.S. ethane prices surged after the fire at Enterprise's Mont Belvieu facility. Ethane gained about 10 cts/gal, up to about 72 cts/gal. Propane fell about a penny, while butane...
February 4, 2011
Naphtha moved up from USD 868.0-870.0 to USD 875.0-877.0 due to rising crude oil prices and restricted supply from Middle East. It is expected that the prices may go southward in the...
February 2, 2011
Unrest in Egypt drove crude oil prices higher, but traders did not report any immediate knock-on effect in chemical markets. Brent crude soared $6.23/bbl to break the century mark at...
January 26, 2011
In Europe, spot naphtha declined $50/m.t.. The decline helped to calm olefins markets, which were skittish on news of several maintenance turns that are expected to pinch supply...
January 24, 2011
Naphtha moved southward from USD 883.0-885.0 to USD 868.0-878.0 due to ample availability of the product from the Middle East. This was further supported by the availability of product...
January 20, 2011
The petrochemicals market shook off the winter blahs with a will this week. Sellers say they were responding to strong demand in most markets with intermediates in particular roaring...
January 17, 2011
North American propylene contracts have reached a rare multi-tiered settlement for the month of January, market players say. Polymer-grade propylene (PGP) settled at an increase of 17...
January 14, 2011
Crude oil prices rose sharply this week, with Brent jumping $4.27/bbl to $97.15/bbl and West Texas Intermediate gaining $2.60/bbl to $91.53/bbl. Despite that strong move, and despite...
January 10, 2011
Ethylene prices in Asia strengthened, rising from USD 1140-1150 to USD 1190 due to high demand. It is expected that the demand will go up further in January and should ease a bit with...
January 6, 2011
North American feedstocks were mostly down this week, on directionless crude oil prices. Ethane lost about 2 cts/gal, to 62 cts/gal, while propane was lower by a penny. Butane remained...
January 5, 2011
Naphtha prices maintained at USD 885.0-887.0. Companies using naphtha as a feedstock are facing the brunt on the margin side. Naphtha is very strong whereas the derivatives are cheap...
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