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December 7, 2012
Attention was focused on contract settlements in major petrochemical markets, and overall sellers expressed their disappointment with the small rises or declines that were eventually...
December 3, 2012
Commodity petrochemicals went their separate ways on opposite sides of the Atlantic this week, with European olefins lower. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe continued ticking higher...
November 27, 2012
Primary hydrocarbon markets were described as quiet in advance of the US Thanksgiving holiday this week. That had the knock-on effect of keeping European olefins business quiet as...
November 16, 2012
In the wake of mostly stronger contracts settlements in the early days of the month, petrochemical prices have trended mostly downward, market watchers say. The restarts of several...
November 9, 2012
Volatility was the rule as November settlements ranged widely higher and lower this week. Easing of feedstock prices in northwest Europe, as indicated by spot naphtha slipping $15/m.t...
November 2, 2012
Commodity petrochemicals were mixed this week in lackluster trading, as most of the East Coast was out of action for several days due to Hurricane Sandy. Spot naphtha ticked higher by...
October 26, 2012
Volume and vigor returned to transatlantic petrochemical markets this week, with buyers holding the upper hand in most cases as prices were lower overall. Spot naphtha in northwest...
October 18, 2012
After several weeks of active trading, petrochemical traders seemed to have taken a bit of a breather this week, with market activity described as lackluster. Upstream markets offered...
October 12, 2012
Rising feedstock prices drove petrochemical markets generally higher this week, with some notable excepetions. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe led the way up, gaining $70/m.t. Spot...
October 5, 2012
Overall, petrochemical markets were weaker to start October, with most contract settlements easing lower. There were a few notable exceptions, mostly due to local production issues. In...
October 1, 2012
Little movement was reported as US petrochemical market participants focused on October contract discussions. Crude oil was reported lower by about $5/bbl for both Brent and West Texas...
September 21, 2012
As widely anticipated, primary petrochemical markets came off recent highs, players say. After supply-driven increases over several weeks, most market participants expected some...
September 13, 2012
Unexpectedly strong demand drove primary petrochemcial prices higher this week, with players reporting that a classic spike may be developing in European aromatics markets. Feedstock...
September 7, 2012
Petrochemical markets were relatively quiet in the first week of September, with the U.S. Gulf Coast coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac and European markets just coming back...
August 31, 2012
Petrochemical markets were relatively quiet in the last week of August, despite Hurricane Isaac pounding the Gulf Coast, shuttering many plants or sharply reducing rates. In...
August 28, 2012
Late summer trading in major petrochemical markets was unusually active, with production and logistics problems plaguing North American styrene markets. Styrene prices hit a high of 70...
August 22, 2012
North American feedstock prices were mixed, with ethane down about 2 cts/gal and propane down a penny. Butane gained about 4 cts/gal, and natural gasoline added 7 cts/gal. Both grades...
August 10, 2012
With crude oil prices rising an average of $4/bbl week-on-week and a pickup in downstream demand that was stronger than anticipated, major commodity chemical prices pushed higher...
August 7, 2012
Feedstock prices in North America are on an upswing. Ethane was stable at about 35 cts/gal, while butane was higher by 7 cts/gal, in a widening range. Both natural gasoline and propane...
July 26, 2012
Spot olefins prices moved higher this week, supported by the momentum of rising feedstock prices and positive news for polymer markets in the late summer and early autumn. In North...
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