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December 30, 2010As crude oil prices slipped in North America, petrochemical prices were left directionless. U.S. feedstocks were mixed, with ethane falling 2 cts/gal and naphtha lower by 2 cts/gal due...
December 27, 2010Petrochemical market watchers say that year-end increases are a surprise because buyers are working down inventory so offers often go begging. This year, however, with inventories...
December 23, 2010North American feedstocks were mostly up on rising crude oil prices. Naphtha was up about 4 cts/gal, remaining over the $2/gal mark for the fourth week in a row. Propane was higher by...
December 22, 2010Naphtha prices rose from USD 845.0-847.0 to USD 855.0-857.0 on rising crude oil and increased demand. The supply is tight at the moment and is expected to remain tight due to high...
December 16, 2010U.S. feedstocks were up this week, with naphtha adding about 2 cts/gal, ethane rising 1 ct/gal, butane up 5 cts/gal and propane higher by 2 cts/gal. Spot propylene and butadiene...
December 15, 2010Naphtha price levels rose from USD 830.0-832.0 to USD 845.0-847.0 on strong demand in region. However, demand is expected to decline heading into 2011, as market participants celebrate...
December 1, 2010Naphtha prices rose from USD 795.0-797.0to USD 818.0-820.0. on strong demand driven by derivative products in Asia. Prices are likely to trend upward as high volumes of about 600,000...
December 1, 2010A strong move higher by all primary hydrocarbons did not have an immediate knock-on effect in petrochemical markets this week, players say. Both West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude...
November 24, 2010Prices were mixed this week from primary hydrocarbons all the way down the supply chain to intermediates. West Texas Intermediate was lower by $1.64/bbl to $80.70/bbl, but Brent crude...
November 17, 2010After several weeks of steady gains, petrochemcial prices turned sharply weaker this week as a result of ample supplies, lower oil prices, and renewed signs of economic uncertainty in...