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May 4, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
May 4, 2011
U.S. ethylene contracts for the month of April have tentatively settled at a gain of 3.5 cts/lb, to 57.25 cts/lb. The settlement represents a 6.5% premium over March contracts. The...
April 29, 2011
In China, where inventories of PP were ample, injection and raffia prices were assessed down. Ex works prices were at the Yuan 12520/mt to Yuan 12550/mt levels. Demand is subdued in...
April 28, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
April 28, 2011
The flat-out winner for the week was the European butadiene contract which was agree higher by €360/m.t. causing buyers’ heads to spin. Keeping pace, spot butadiene was...
April 28, 2011
Spot aromatics on the U.S. Gulf were tightened sharply by power outages to Texas City that took three refineries out of service. Benzene was higher by 10 cts/gal, while toluene rose...
April 27, 2011
U.S. olefins prices pushed higher this week, bolstered by an increase in demand amid short supply. Spot ethylene was up about 2.5 cts/lb, while both grades of spot propylene added...
April 26, 2011
Naphtha price levels strengthened from USD 1045.0-1047.0 to USD 1075.0-1077.0 on rising crude prices. In addition, naphtha requirements have also been moving up in the gasoline...
April 25, 2011
In China, domestic ex works prices of PP injection and PP raffia were at the Yuan 12550/mt levels. A PP trader from Hong Kong said he markets are confused. On the one hand you...
April 15, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices ended mostly flat across Asia this week with marginal gains recorded in some parts of the region. In China, inventories were declining due to re-exports...
April 14, 2011
Attention in fiber intermediates was focused on contract talks, market watchers say. The chronically late U.S. para-xylene contract was agreed for March at an increase of 2.75 cts/lb...
April 14, 2011
Aromatics have been active, with the notable exception of spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf, which fluctuated but remained range-bound. As in recent weeks, toluene and mixed xylenes saw...
April 8, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices were assessed lower. Even though producers continued to defend their offer prices firm, citing high upstream energy, naphtha and propylene costs, traders...
April 7, 2011
Polymer prices were highly volatile in the second half of March, with most resins increasing, some by as much as 20% in spot markets. Contract settlements were not far behind. With...
April 7, 2011
Despite the sharp rise in crude oil prices this week, commodity petrochemicals moved to the beat of their own drummers with widely mixed results for contract settlements. West Texas...
April 5, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts have settled for the month of March, up 4.75 cts/lb, to 53.75 cts/lb. The increase represents a nearly 10% premium over February contracts. With ethane...
April 4, 2011
PP prices firmed on higher propylene feedstock rates and bullish global energy prices. In China, local prices of PP injection and PP raffia were at the Yuan 12450/mt ex works levels...
March 31, 2011
Aromatics were generally quiet, with the exception of the xylenes chain which was drum tight due to the loss of production in Japan from the natural disasters. Spot mixed xylenes on...
March 27, 2011
North American feedstocks were up this week on rising crude oil prices. Ethane gained about 10 cts/gal and propane was higher by about 11 cts/gal. Naphtha rose about 3 cts/gal, while...
March 18, 2011
Naphtha dipped to USD 940.0-942.0 from USD 985-987. The tsunami in Japan has caused panic in the markets. This situation is expected to haunt for the coming number of months. The...
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