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January 9, 2012
Propylene strengthened to USD 1240-1250. The market observed a direct impact of pricing of propylene and also polypropylene. PP pricing moved up and is expected to strengthen further...
January 4, 2012
With faint but multiple indications of economic recovery, petrochemcials roared out of the gate this year, with significantly higher contract settlements reported for January. Higher...
January 4, 2012
Aromatics markets were reported to be lively in the first week of 2012. Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast led the way, with producers achieving an increase of 70 cts/gal for the...
January 3, 2012
On the U.S. Gulf Coast spot aromatics were reported to be flat, except for spot styrene, which rose a substantial 4 cts/lb. Market watchers say it is unusual for styrene to rise...
January 2, 2012
After a month of volatility in styrene monomer prices polystyrene producers and consumers have come to agreements on what was real and what was simply the result of a supply pinch in...
December 28, 2011
The last of the December contracts for isomer xylenes fell into place, with ortho-xylene for Europe settled at a decrease of €20/m.t., players say. In line with that decline, spot...
December 28, 2011
Benzene was a big winner on both sides of the Atlantic, shooting higher by 30 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast and by $95/m.t. in Europe. Toluene kept pace on the Gulf Coast with gains...
December 28, 2011
North American feedstocks were slightly higher in post-holiday trading. Ethane was stable at about 79 cts/gal, while propane added about 2 cts/gal, to $1.38/gal. Butane was the big...
December 20, 2011
Polymer trading in the first half of December was reported to be primarily concerned with digesting the contract price agreements in Europe. North American contract levels for November...
December 15, 2011
Aromatics were generally stronger, traders report, but not resoundingly so. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf was said to be flat, while toluene saw no net change as the trading band grew...
December 15, 2011
North American feedstock prices were generally lower. Ethane fell about 5 cts/gal, propane lost about 6 cts/gal, and butane while butane lost 5 cts/gal.  Among Noth American...
December 8, 2011
Feedstock prices in North America were up across the board. Butane rose about 5 cts/gal, propane lost about 2 cts/gal, and ethane was higher about 6 cts/lb. Ethylene contracts for the...
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