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July 19, 2012
Ethylene price levels moved up to USD 1050-1060 as compared to USD 890-900 last week. This is the effect of the increasing crude prices and the movement down the value chain. It is...
July 19, 2012
Strong firming was reported in primary hydrocarbon markets, with crude oil higher by an average of $6/bbl and natural gas on the Henry Hub stabilizing at around $2.85/million Btu...
July 12, 2012
Hints of firming were reported in primary hydrocarbon markets, with crude oil higher by $4 to $6/bbl and natural gas on the Henry Hub stabilizing at around $2.75/million Btu...
July 11, 2012
Ethylene price levels moved up to USD 890-900 as compared to USD 820-830. This upward movement is due to a few shutdowns in the region. It is expected that the price levels will...
July 6, 2012
Petrochemcial traders say they welcomed the relative calm of the North American holiday week and the start of quieter summer business after a tumultuous first half of the year. The...
July 3, 2012
North American ethylene contracts for the month of June have initially settled at a decrease of 7.25 cts/lb, to 39 cts/lb, on lower spot ethylene values as well as decreased demand...
June 22, 2012
Petrochemical prices were lackluster in the third week of June. Ethane was stable at about 30 cts/gal. Butane tumbled about 10 cts/gal, to 94 cts/gal, while propane fell 4 cts/gal, to...
June 21, 2012
Naphtha price levels continued to slide this week to USD 760.0 – 762.0 as compared to USD 785.0 – 787 last week on FOB Korea basis. This is due to downward movement of...
June 5, 2012
U.S. ethylene contracts for the month of May have settled at a decrease of 9 cts/lb, to 46.25 cts/lb, on lower spot prices and reduced production costs. The settlement reflects a...
June 1, 2012
Ethane fell about 6 cts/gal, while propane declined by the same amount. Butane dropped 11 cts/gal, while naphtha was lower by about 15 cts/gal. Among spot olefins, ethylene dropped to...
May 23, 2012
Continued weakness in crude oil and the growing financial crisis in Europe caused petrochemical markets to plunge for another week. North American butane was unchanged, while ethane...
May 18, 2012
Continued weakness in crude oil and the growing financial crisis in Europe caused petrochemical markets to plunge this week. Ethane and propane were both lower by 6 cts/gal, while...
May 14, 2012
North American feedstocks prices were mixed. Ethane rose about 4 cts/gal, while butane was lower by 9 cts/gal. Propane ticked lower by 2 cts/gal. Among spot olefins, ethylene fell 8...
May 4, 2012
 North American feedstocks tumbled this week, despite rising crude oil rices. Players say there is enough interest in purchasing, but there has been some lengthening in the market...
May 3, 2012
Declines accelerated in European olefins. The May ethylene contract was settled lower by €20/m.t., a disappointment to producers who were hoping to hold the line at a roll from...
April 26, 2012
North American feedstocks were mixed. Ethane rose 2 cts/gal while propane was lower by about 2 cts/gal. Butane added 1 ct/gal. Among spot olefins in the U.S., ethylene gained a penny...
April 20, 2012
Petrochemical prices were lower this week in a broad but not uniform decline. Ethane was flat at about 50 cts/gal, while butane was lower by about 2 cts/gal. Propane, however, fell...
March 29, 2012
Contract prices were agreed for European olefins this week, a few days earlier than usual. Market watchers are saying that it could indicate that the recent rocket ride for prices is...
March 26, 2012
Naphtha price maintained at USD 1080.0-1082.0 while ethylene prices levels rose $40/m.t., to USD 1380-1390.   Propylene prices moved higher by $10/m.t., to USD 1380-1390. The...
March 21, 2012
Prices for North American feedstocks rose on the heels of higher crude oil. Spot naphtha was up to $2.44-$2.48/gal in a widening trading range, while propane remained stable at...
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