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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...
December 8, 2011
The last of the November contracts were settled in intermediate markets just in time for December discussions to begin. This time buyers and sellers say discussions were less testy...
December 8, 2011
Aromatics contracts were mostly settled by the first of the month, but the last few agreements were concluded this week. The December mixed-xylenes contract on the U.S. Gulf Coast was...
December 7, 2011
 Ethylene prices moved up firmly to USD 1190-1100 from USD 1020-1030 on FOB Korea basis. There is tightness in the supply of the product. This firmness is now expected to last for...
December 1, 2011
All eyes were on European contract talks for November late-month settlements. The results were mixed, market watchers report. Producers of low-density polyethylene and polypropylene...
December 1, 2011
Both buyers and sellers seemed eager to close the book on 2011, and as a result just about every major monthly contract for December was concluded by November 30. Buyers prevailed in...
December 1, 2011
Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast was settled lower by 15 cts/gal while styrene, sources say, was concluded down by 4 cts/lb for late-month November contracts. On the spot side...
November 24, 2011
Olefins prices in North America have been on the decline in recent weeks, following crude oil and feedstock prices lower. As of CW press time, West Texas Intermediate crude oil was...
November 23, 2011
Intermediates markets were even more quiet than larger-volume commodity markets through the middle of the month, players report. The last November settlements were made with...
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