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November 23, 2011
Spot aromatics were soft on both sides of the Atlantic, with one exception. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw buyer drop bids by 20 cts/gal with sellers countering with offers lower...
November 21, 2011
Ethylene price levels started showing signs of downward movement this week. The price levels started moving down as the buying sentiments have been low across Asia. A wait &...
November 15, 2011
Carrying thel late-October high level of activity isomer xylenes traders accomplished a rare feat this week: concluding discussions for all four key contracts. Market watchers note...
November 15, 2011
After several weeks of battering, spot petrochemicals were deemed oversold, and prices turned higher across the board this week. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe led the way higher...
November 15, 2011
Aromatics prices rose last week, with benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf gaining 20 cts/gal. Spot toluene added 15 cts/gal, players say. Traders report a sense of stability in the...
November 8, 2011
Spot prices for U.S. olefins were mixed early this week, with no solid direction from upstream crude oil prices.  Spot butadiene fell about 3 cts/lb, while both grades of...
November 2, 2011
The November butadiene contract in North America settled at a decrease of 25 cts/lb, to $1.15/lb, pushed lower by softening demand. All four major producers agreed on the price, the...
November 2, 2011
The benchmark benzene contracts on the U.S. Gulf Coast was settled lower by 18 cts/gal while spot material saw bids decline by 5 cts/gal against no change for offers, traders report...
November 1, 2011
Naphtha price levels drifted this week to USD 890.0-892.0 as compared to USD 910.50-912.50 on Korea basis last week. The market have been dull in the region since the derivative end...
October 27, 2011
With a late month flurry, isomer xylenes traders say they concluded October business just in time to begin November discussions. The U.S. para-xylene contract was settled lower by 2.5...
October 26, 2011
Aromatics were mixed, but generally lower in North America and lower in Europe, with traders reporting uneven business. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw bids lower by 20 cts/gal...
October 26, 2011
North American feedstocks Ethane fell 4 cts/gal, butane lost 7 cts/gal and propane was lower by a penny. Spot olefins continues to ease. PGP fell about 6 cts/lb, while CGP fell about 8...
October 19, 2011
In what market watchers are calling a tactical retreat, North American polymer producers accepted staggered reductions in October prices for all types of resin. In September producers...
October 19, 2011
Crude oil prices rose this week, but could not lift petrochemcials as those markets reacted to continuing bleak economic news in both the U.S. and Europe.  Spot ethylene in the...
October 18, 2011
Ethylene moved down further to USD 1000-1010 on FOB Korea basis. The dull markets are clearly due to the low demand of derivative products. Availability of ethylene is high at the...
October 12, 2011
Prices for feedstocks in North America firmed this week. Ethane gained about 3 cts/gal, propane gained a penny and tacked on 4 cts/gal. Butane, however, was lower by about 3 cts/gal...
October 12, 2011
Aromatics prices were generally higher in North America and lower in Europe, with the notable exception of styrene, where the pattern was reversed, traders note. Spot benzene on the...
October 12, 2011
The first couple of contract settlements for October bode well for producers, but spot numbers were lower. European ortho-xylene was agreed higher by €35/m.t. Ortho-xylene...
October 7, 2011
Olefins prices in North America were down this week. Ethylene contracts for the month of September settled at a loss of 1 ct/lb, to 54.5 cts/lb, market sources say. Meanwhile...
October 6, 2011
Lower contract settlements prevailed in aromatics markets. Benchmark benzene slumped 68 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast for October, buyers report, while toluene was agreed lower by...
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