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May 6, 2013
Contract settlements tumbled in on May Day, with mostly lower results, players say. With spot naphtha in northwest Europe slipping by $30/m.t. there was no upstream support for olefins...
April 29, 2013
After several soft weeks, petrochemical prices seem to have reached a plateau, market watchers say. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe rebounded slightly with a gain of $20/m.t. That had...
April 23, 2013
Slumping prices for crude oil undercut the price of spot naphtha in northwest Europe, which tumbled $45/m.t. That upstream weakness continued to erode spot olefins prices in Europe...
April 15, 2013
European olefins were sharply lower in spot trading this week, boxed in by declining feedstock prices upstream and weak demand downstream. Spot naphtha was lower by $30/m.t. in...
April 9, 2013
In the olefins market, spot naphtha in northwest Europe skidded $35/m.t. this week—weakening spot olefins markets that sellers had been trying to stabilize after contract...
April 2, 2013
With economic indicators and downstream demand flagging, olefins producers in Europe were quick to settle April contracts while they could contain their losses, market watchers say...
March 26, 2013
Buyers continued to prevail as petrochemical prices slid once again. Spot naphtha ticked lower by $10/m.t., driven by slipping crude oil prices, while olefins prices marched down. Spot...
March 18, 2013
Spot pricing for olefins turned lower in US and Europe last week. Spot naphtha was off $20/m.t. in northwest Europe. That combined with weaker derivative demand pulled European...
March 11, 2013
Olefins contracts were settled uniformly higher in Europe. Spot naphtha was off $40/m.t. in northwest Europe, which helped cracker margins. March ethylene was settled higher by...
March 4, 2013
Slumping prices for primary hydrocarbons and poor economic news in Europe dragged on most petrochemical prices this week. Brent crude slipped $7/bbl, to $112/bbl, pushing spot naphtha...
February 26, 2013
In the typically quiet third week of a month, trading was relatively quiet, players report. European spot olefins continued their slow march higher. Feedstock naphtha ticked higher by...
February 19, 2013
Midmonth, midwinter blues have dampened activity on major petrochemical markets, players report, with trading being called lackluster. Crude oil was nominally higher and natural...
February 13, 2013
Spot naphtha in northwest Europe moved higher $20/m.t., in line with primary hydrocarbons, but spot olefins could only manage a gain of €10/m.t. ($14) for ethylene and...
February 4, 2013
With essentially flat settlements for February, European olefins prices have reached their plateau, market watchers say. Spot naphtha was reported higher by $15/m.t. in northwest...
January 29, 2013
Olefins spot prices in northwest Europe continued to rise this week, if only propelled by rising feedstock prices. Spot naphtha rose $45/m.t., traders say, which was enough to nudge...
January 21, 2013
Market watchers report robust activity in European spot olefins markets, because of better-than-anticipated demand. Sellers say they were seeking to rebuild margins. Spot naphtha slid...
January 14, 2013
In the wake of lower January contract settlements in Europe and their drag on spot activity, trading picked up a bit this week, players report. Spot naphtha was said to be flat, so...
January 4, 2013
Olefins markets started 2013 in a lackluster fashion, with feedstock naphtha in northwest Europe slipping $20/m.t. The ethylene contract in Europe was rolled from December levels, but...
January 2, 2013
The first settlement of 2013 was done the week of 19 December, as the first quarter methanol contract in Europe was agreed at an increase of €30 ($40)/m.t. Attention in the rest...
December 18, 2012
Commodity petrochemical markets were mixed this week. The upstream was quiet for primary hydrocarbons, and spot naphtha in northwest Europe was only off $10/m.t. Spot olefins continued...
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