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July 7, 2010Lower prices for crude oil, combined with mostly negative economic news in the U.S. and Europe combined to drive petrochemical prices lower this week. Spot business was reported to be...
July 6, 2010Naphtha drifted further last week from USD 670.0-672.0 to USD 625.0-627.0 CFR Far East. Market sentiments are low, though surplus product is available especially from Mideast. Ethylene...
July 2, 2010July butadiene contracts in the U.S. have settled at a gain of 2 cts/lb, to 94 cts/lb, market players say. The settlement is the fifth consecutive month of rising butadiene...
June 30, 2010Petrochemicals continued irregular trading this week. Crude oil declined by about $1.50/bbl but players say that weak economic data—poor jobs data in the U.S. and renewed debt...
June 23, 2010Sellers ruled the roost this week in commodity petrochemical markets, with a few token exceptions. The declines were driven by fundamental lack of demand in the sector, market sources...
June 16, 2010U.S. olefins were mostly quiet this week. Spot ethylene moved higher by about 2 cts/lb, while both propylene and butadiene were quite. Petrochemical feedstocks were mostly down in...
June 9, 2010With little direction from primary hydrocarbons upstream, petrochemical prices last week mostly tightened their trading ranges with no trend. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was...
June 8, 2010U.S. olefins contract prices have certainly cooled off in the last two weeks, as both ethylene and propylene contracts settled at a loss. Ethylene contract for May was settled at...
May 26, 2010With crude oil prices continuing to slide, and economic uncertainty abroad in Europe , petrochemical prices declined broadly last week. West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude declined...
May 25, 2010Naphtha moved down to USD 655.0-657.0 from USD 735.0-737.0 Supplies of naphtha are on higher side in the region. Ethylene prices slumped to USD 1100-1110 from USD...
May 20, 2010U.S. spot olefins were down this week as supply lengthened with the restart of a few crackers. Ethylene and both grades of propylene were down about a penny, while butadiene lost about...
May 13, 2010U.S. olefins were down this week on lower crude oil prices. Ethylene lost about 2 cts/lb, trading at around 40-42 cts/lb. Meanwhile, the April ethylene contract price settled at a...
May 12, 2010Naphtha prices fell from USD 773.0-775.0 to USD 745.0-747.0 as large volumes of naphtha from western countries have started to arrive and will reach Asia by the end of May. It is...
May 7, 2010U.S. olefins were active in the spot market, as both grades of propylene lost about 3 cts/lb and butadiene gained about 2 cts/lb. Spot ethylene was down about 18 cts/lb, to 43 cts/lb...
April 15, 2010The U.S. spot olefins market lost some steam this week, as demand for most olefins slightly eased, market players say. Both grades of propylene fell about 1 ct/lb, while butadiene was...
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