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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Mostly-low-olefins-contracts-settled-for-May-start_51789.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Petchem-prices-reach-their-peak_51568.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefins-prices-mixed_51375.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/European-olefin-prices-drop-stable-in-US_51183.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Spot-olefin-market-weakens-in-the-US_51023.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/April-olefin-contracts-settled-in-Europe_50872.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefins-prices-continue-to-drop_50740.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefin-spot-pricing-lowered_50595.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefin-contracts-settle-higher_50429.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Most-petrochemical-prices-dragged-down_50241.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefin-prices-relatively-stagnant_50067.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Weak-activity-in-petrochemicals-for-mid-February_49945.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/European-petrochemicals-trade-higher_49804.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Petchem-prices-flat-for-February_49539.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Spot-olefins-rise-in-Europe_49379.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/High-demand-in-olefins-increases-spot-market-activity_49152.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Slowdown-in-olefin-spot-pricing_48968.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Weak-olefins-market-in-start-of-year_48741.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Olefins-jump-in-prices-after-several-weeks-of-decline_48686.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/olefins/Petchem-markets-active-but-mixed_48469.html
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