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May 4, 2011With 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, 2011U.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, 2011In 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, 2011With 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, 2011The 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, 2011Spot 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, 2011U.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, 2011Naphtha 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, 2011In 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, 2011Polypropylene (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...