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September 29, 2010
Substantial 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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
Prices 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, 2010
Petrochemical 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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
Petrochemical 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, 2010
Naphtha 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, 2010
In 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, 2010
North 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, 2010
Naphtha 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...
August 19, 2010
With little direction from primary hydrocarbons, petrochemical markets languished in late summer doldrums this week. Prices for crude oil rose only about half a dollar a barrel, while...
August 16, 2010
Naphtha in Asia fell from USD 692.0-694.0 to USD 670.0-672.0 CFR Far East on the heels of an outage at Formosa in July Naphtha purchases from the region are at a peak but at the same...
August 12, 2010
North American olefins were down this week, but only slightly. Spot ethylene fell about a penny, to 36 cts-37 cts/lb, while spot butadiene was down about 2 cts/lb, in a widening range...
August 4, 2010
Cracker operators in Europe report a net decline across spot olefins as ethylene prices have gained an average of €15/m.t. but propylene prices declined a substantial...
August 4, 2010
U.S. olefins prices were mixed this week. Spot ethylene was up about 3 cts/lb, to 36 cts-37 cts/lb on news of an ethylene oxide production problem at one of LyondellBasell's plants...
August 3, 2010
Naphtha price levels maintained last week at USD 660.0 -662.0 CFR Far East due to low demand for derivatives. An outage at Formosa is expected to take longer to resolve than previously...
July 28, 2010
Naphtha prices this week surged up tp USD 660.0-662.0 from USD 627.0-629.0 last week. The market has been impacted by the shut-down of a 700,000 m.t./year cracker at Mailiao, Taiwan...
July 28, 2010
Ethylene  price levels remained at USD 810-820 as of last week. Prices are expected to move down due to ample supply. Interestingly, even the Formosa refinery incident did not...
July 28, 2010
Propylene moved up this week to USD 1050-1060, from USD 1020-1030. No spot cargoes were available and some demand increase was seen in China, a trader in the region says. Markets...
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