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October 14, 2013
Petrochemical markets were reported mixed early in the new month. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe edged higher by a scant $5/m.t., while spot olefins were reported higher by...
October 7, 2013
Declines in most major petrochemical prices continued into this week and included most contract settlements. With spot naphtha in northwest Europe drifting down another $10/m.t., and...
September 30, 2013
It was a down week overall in petrochemical markets, with a few notable exceptions. Spot naphtha was nominally lower, off just $5/m.t. Spot olefins were said to be quiet in northwest...
September 23, 2013
With primary hydrocarbon prices stable and demand growth for petrochemicals slackening, buyers report they were in control of trading this week. Spot naphtha was said to be lower by...
September 16, 2013
Primary petrochemical prices were mixed this week, as crude oil prices moderated and supply-demand balances within the sector became the driver of pricing directions. Spot naphtha in...
September 9, 2013
Crude oil prices dipped slightly this week after a sharp rise in previous weeks, giving petrochemical markets a break as traders returned from summer holidays. Still, September...
September 3, 2013
Rapidly rising tensions in the Mideast over possible strikes against Syria had global energy and chemical markets edgy this week. Prices for Brent crude rose against US benchmarks, and...
August 26, 2013
Primary petrochemical prices were generally higher in North America and lower in Europe this week, market watchers report. After a strong run for both naphtha and spot olefins in...
August 16, 2013
The firmness in European spot olefins is no longer surprising anyone, and market watchers say it has some legs. Polymer markets are reported to be firmer than would have been expected...
August 5, 2013
European olefins contracts were settled for August with ethylene higher by €40/m.t. and propylene up €50/m.t., but butadiene collapsed €250/m.t. erasing a quarter of its...
July 29, 2013
With surprisingly robust demand and pricing in polyolefins in Europe, spot ethylene and propylene were able to hold the line, market watchers say, even as spot butadiene...
July 8, 2013
Buyers were firmly in control of July settlements on both sides of the Atlantic this week, players report. In northwest Europe, both ethylene and propylene contracts were rolled from...
July 1, 2013
Petrochemical markets returned to active trading this week after a quiet previous week. The entire ethylene chain was in play, market watchers say, with feedstocks and oelfins lower...
June 24, 2013
Summer doldrums seem to have come early to petrochemical markets on both sides of the Atlantic this week, as traders report US spot olefins quiet and level for the second week in a...
June 17, 2013
Surprising strength in polymer markets is reported to have given a boost to spot olefins markets in Europe. Spot naphtha ticked lower by $10/m.t., boosting margins, cracker operators...
June 10, 2013
Olefins contract settlements were mixed for June on both sides of the Atlantic this week. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe rose for a second straight week, this time by $20/m.t., and...
June 3, 2013
The main chemicals story for the week was the sharp move higher for export polymers, especially in Europe, built on the firming of spot olefins already underway. Buyers had dismissed...
May 28, 2013
Supply pinches, combined with surprising strength in polymer demand, have served to firm spot olefins prices this week. Ethylene was reported to be traded higher by €30/m.t...
May 17, 2013
A rash of outages, planned and unplanned, has stricken European olefins plants—with Total, BP, and Versalis among those having steam crackers out of service or running at reduced...
May 13, 2013
Olefins searched in vain for support this week, players say. Despite a strong rally of $40/m.t. in naphtha in northwest Europe, spot olefins drifted lower by €10/m.t...
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