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August 8, 2011
Ethylene pricing maintained at USD 1100-1110. Market sentiments are low at the moment and based on the market scenario, and ethylene pricing is expected to move in southward direction...
August 8, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices galloped higher in Asia this week. A surge in upstream propylene prices, a fire at Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s Mailiao refinery which in turn prompted...
August 4, 2011
European isomer xylenes contracts were settled promptly for August, traders say, with para-xylene gaining €35/m.t. and ortho- tacking on €30/m.t. Spot markets took their...
August 4, 2011
Higher contract settlement for August showed sellers in charge of aromatics markets on both sides of the Atlantic. Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf was agreed at an increase of 44...
August 3, 2011
Prices for U.S. olefins and feedstocks were directionless in the first week of August. Among North American feedstocks, both ethane and naphtha each lost a penny, while propane gained...
July 29, 2011
Buying interest evaporated as converters and polymer producers saw demand dwindle and inventory burgeon. Export prices declined about $100/m.t. for all types of polyethylene in both...
July 29, 2011
Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was lower by $15/m.t. but feedstock costs were of little concern to steam-cracker operators as they watched buying interest evaporate for ethylene and...
July 29, 2011
Spot benzene and toluene and the U.S. Gulf Coast were higher by 5 cts/gal, while mixed xylenes were reported richer by an average of 7.5 cts/gal in a widening trading...
July 28, 2011
Naphtha Price levels moved up from 965.0-967.0 to USD 995.0-997.0 as compared to USD 965.0-967.0 on higher crude prices. The market sentiments for derivative products as well as the...
July 27, 2011
Prices for North American feedstocks were on the rise this week, with ethane gaining about 4 cts/gal, to 84 cts-85 cts/gal and both propane and butane rising about 2 cts/gal. Naphtha...
July 25, 2011
Prices of PP edged higher in China. Upstream strength, including in crude, naphtha and feedstock propylene, together allowed sellers to push higher their spot PP prices. Improved...
July 20, 2011
Spot olefins prices were mixed in both the U.S. and Europe this week. Spot ethylene rose about 5 cts/lb, to 60cts- 61 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene were lower by 2 cts/lb...
July 20, 2011
For a change, sellers and buyers of para-xylene in North America got their business done along with other isomer traders instead of following weeks after. The July contract was agreed...
July 20, 2011
Aromatics moved higher across the board on both sides of the Atlantic this week, traders report. Spot benzene on the U. S. Gulf Coast gained 20 cts/gal, while toluene was higher...
July 13, 2011
Aromatics markets plugged along in relative calm this week. Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast moved strongly higher by 25 cts/gal, while spot toluene and mixed xylenes followed with...
July 13, 2011
Crude oil ran higher this week, driving olefins prices up on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot propylene was higher by about 3 cts/lb, while spot butadiene rose about 10 cts/lb. Spot...
July 8, 2011
A spike in prices of crude and naphtha coupled with gains in propylene feedstock costs supported a rebound in prices of PP. Also contributing toward the price rise was improved...
July 8, 2011
The string of lower contract settlements continued downstream into intermediates, with one disputed exception. European players got the isomers market off to a modest start with an...
July 8, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts have definitively settled at a 1.75 cts/lb decrease for the month of June, to 56.75 cts/lb. The June settlement represents a 3% decrease from May...
July 7, 2011
Following the U.S. holiday, feedstocks in North America were mostly lower. Butane fell about 2 cts/gal, propane lost about 3 cts/gal, while naphtha tacked on about 4 cts/gal. Ethane...
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