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March 16, 2011
With the global petrochemical meetings in Houston and San Antonio just a week away, markets were generally quiet, traders say. That regular annual situation was enhanced by the tragic...
March 15, 2011
Unrest in the Mideast and Japan's mega-earthquake did not have much effect on North American feedstock or olefins prices. Among feedstocks, ethane rose about 2 cts/gal and propane...
March 11, 2011
Naphtha price levels rose to USD 985.0-987.0 from USD 956.0- 967.0 mainly due to crude pricing related to unrest in Libya and other parts of Middle East. The market has been severely...
March 10, 2011
The beat goes on in European polymer markets with polypropylene taking the lead this week. February contract settlements were said to have added €50/m.t. while spot export...
March 9, 2011
Aromatics markets were mixed, but showed some consistency within types. Spot benzene dropped a dime in U.S. Gulf Coast business, while European buyers knocked prices down an average of...
March 7, 2011
Prices of PP in Asia galloped higher. Price gains on the back of a surge in upstream propylene rates. Bullish global energy prices and firmer rates of naphtha in Asia also offered...
March 7, 2011
 U.S. ethylene contracts for the month of February have settled at a gain of 3.75 cts/lb, to 49 cts/lb. The February contract price represents an 8% premium over January contract...
March 3, 2011
Naphtha price levels rose from USD 870.0-872.0 to USD 965.0-967.0 Prices have been showing a upward trend are prices are expected to remain strong, possibly crossing 1000 USD in next...
March 2, 2011
Unrest across the Mideast continued to drive oil prices higher, with Brent crude reaching $115.14/bbl, an increase of $13.28/bbl in the past two weeks; West Texas Intermediate rose...
March 2, 2011
Aromatics markets were more mixed on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. Benzene producers say they were disappointed with the 4 cts/gal increase secured for the March contract, as...
February 23, 2011
 Rising crude oil prices pushed North American feedstocks higher this week. Butane was up about 6 cts/gal and propane added about 4 cts/gal, while naphtha was higher by about 8...
February 16, 2011
 U.S. ethane prices surged after the fire at Enterprise's Mont Belvieu facility. Ethane gained about 10 cts/gal, up to about 72 cts/gal. Propane fell about a penny, while butane...
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