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December 30, 2010
As 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, 2010
Petrochemical 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, 2010
North 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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
U.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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
A 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, 2010
Prices 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, 2010
After 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...
November 10, 2010
North American feedstocks were mostly up. Butane was up about 3 cts/gal, while naphtha was up about 2 cts/gal. Propane was stable while ethane fell about 2 cts/gal, to 68 cts-68.5...
November 4, 2010
Naphtha stabilized this week at USD 770.0-772.0. In India, Reliance has scheduled a maintenance shutdown of a crude distillation unit at its 660,000 bbd refinery. Ethylene moved...
November 4, 2010
Contract settlements predominated petrochemical markets this week, players say. For the most part sellers reported those to be higher, saying they were supported by...
October 28, 2010
Primary hydrocarbon markets were volatile but within a narrow range this week, leaving petrochemicals without clear direction from upstream. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was lower...
October 27, 2010
North American feedstock prices were up this week amid falling crude oil prices. Ethane was up 1 ct/gal, while propane added 4 cts/gal. Butane edged higher by 5 cts/gal and naphtha...
October 22, 2010
Prices for primary hydrocarbons declined this week, with crude oil retreating from the recent peak and natural gas tumbling to new yearly lows. But petrochemical producers report...
October 14, 2010
After several months of smooth and timely contract settlements, intermediates markets are back to their checkerboard pattern, traders say. Acrylonitrile prices were agreed through...
October 13, 2010
Crude oil prices retreated slightly from recent highs, traders report, and the leading petrochemicals were relatively quiet, but secondary and intermediate markets were actively...
October 7, 2010
 Crude oil shot higher this week, but not all petrochemicals were able to grab on of the ride. West Texas Intermediate soared more than $10/bbl to $82.82/bbl, while Brent crude...
October 6, 2010
Naphtha rose from USD 687.0-689.0 to USD 730.0-732 on news that Reliance has been facing problems at its refinery at Jamnagar and they might have to shut down. Ethylene moved from USD...
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