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July 7, 2011Benchmark benzene on the U.S. Gulf Coast sagged 37 cts/gal, which brought contracts level with current spot prices. Spot toluene was a notable gainer for the week, with bids higher by...
July 6, 2011Propylene prices in Asia fell from USD 1370-1380 to USD 1350-1360 on lower demand. Market sentiments are low and buyers are in a wait and watch mode to buy the product, sources say...
July 5, 2011PP prices tumbled on a combination of bearish triggers including a slide in propylene feedstock rates, subdued buying trends and ample availability, together, prompted sellers to drop...
June 30, 2011Spot declines continued for polymers in the second half of June, but about half as steeply as in the first half of the month. Prices were off most sharply in North America, where...
June 29, 2011Trading was reported thin in North America as players in Canada and the United States wound down in advance of their national holidays this weekend. Among North American feedstocks...
June 29, 2011Aromatics business was lackluster ahead of the holiday weekend. Benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf dropped a dime, in anticipation of lower July contract numbers. Styrene slowed...
June 24, 2011Aromatics markets were mixed, with U.S. prices generally higher and European numbers lower. Benchmark spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf rose by 5 cts/gal, while toluene was reported...
June 24, 2011Ethylene price levels moved further south from USD 1120-1130 to USD 1050-1060. Markets are fluctuating as ethylene prices are expected to bounce back in the coming weeks, as Shell...
June 24, 2011Chinese polypropylene (PP) prices declined this week, primarily on account of the bearish regional buying trends as sellers continued to far outnumber buyers. In China, domestic...
June 22, 2011Olefins prices in the U.S. eased this week on lower crude oil prices. Spot ethylene was lower by about 3 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene also fell about 3 cts/lb. Butadiene...