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September 29, 2010Substantial movements higher by crude oil put some wind in the sails of some petrochemical prices this week, players say. West Texas intermediate narrowed its discount to Brent with a...
September 28, 2010Naphtha prices rose from USD 687.0-689.0 to USD 680.0 - 682.0 CFR Far East. Demand is expected to slow down in the coming months. Stocks in transit of approximately 150,000 m.t. are...
September 23, 2010Prices for crude oil softened this week, taking a little wind out of the sails of primary petrochemical markets. That resulted, in several cases, in widening trading ranges as...
September 16, 2010Petrochemical prices were mixed through the early part of the week, as most markets remained balanced. There was little upstream direction, with both West Texas Intermediate and Brent...
September 15, 2010Naphtha price levels rose from USD 675.0-677.0 to USD 680.0-682.0 CFR Far East. There is adequate supply of naphtha in Asia and a number of plants are running at their maximum rates...
September 9, 2010Petrochemical traders were back to work this week after the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. and the end of August hols in Europe. Rising crude oil prices gave aromatics a big of a kick...
September 7, 2010Naphtha rose from USD 665.0-667.0 to USD 675.0- 677.0 CFR Far East on healthy demand. However, there is a shift towards using alternative feedstocks, especially LPGs. Europe is...
September 1, 2010In advance of the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. petrochemical markets were devoid of buying interest. In contrast, Europeans began to trickle back from their August holidays, so more...
August 25, 2010North American feedstock prices were generally mixed this week, on choppy crude oil prices. U.S. ethane was up about 5 cts/gal, to 50cts- 52 cts/gal, while other feedstocks were down...
August 24, 2010Naphtha in Asia has strengthened a bit, rising from USD 670.0-672.0 to USD 675.0-677.0 CFR Far East. An upsurge in demand has been apparent, due to an outage at Formosa late last...