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December 13, 2010
Prices of PP in Asia galloped higher on rising propylene feedstock costs, coupled with a rise recorded in crude and naphtha rates, prompted sellers of PP to revise their prices higher...
December 8, 2010
Despite a jump in crude oil prices, producers were not aided in the settlement of December contracts on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Benzene was agreed at a decrease of 14 cts/gal for...
December 7, 2010
Naphtha price levels surged from USD 818.0-820.0 to USD 830.0-832.0 due to rising crude oil prices. The January loading for naphtha is expected to be around USD 850.0-855.0. The Asian...
December 1, 2010
Swiftly settled but modest increases were also the order of the day for European aromatics contracts. Benzene was reported done at an increase of €27/m.t. while initial styrene...
December 1, 2010
A strong move higher by all primary hydrocarbons did not have an immediate knock-on effect in petrochemical markets this week, players say. Both West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude...
November 29, 2010
Prices of PP were seen slipping in parts of Asia. A tumble in propylene feedstock rates accompanied by a demand slowdown in key markets like China and India were also seen responsible...
November 24, 2010
Prices were mixed this week from primary hydrocarbons all the way down the supply chain to intermediates. West Texas Intermediate was lower by $1.64/bbl to $80.70/bbl, but Brent crude...
November 19, 2010
 Prices of PP this week showed signs of weakness, dipping in some parts of Asia on account of falling propylene feedstock costs and waning demand. PP injection and PP raffia grade...
November 17, 2010
After several weeks of steady gains, petrochemcial prices turned sharply weaker this week as a result of ample supplies, lower oil prices, and renewed signs of economic uncertainty in...
November 11, 2010
Most intermediate contract prices were settled this week, with the notable exception of the usual laggard, U.S. para-xylene. U.S. ortho- was agreed at an increase of 2 cts/lb, players...
November 10, 2010
North American feedstocks were mostly up. Butane was up about 3 cts/gal, while naphtha was up about 2 cts/gal. Propane was stable while ethane fell about 2 cts/gal, to 68 cts-68.5...
November 9, 2010
PP prices firmed across parts of Asia. The price gains were supported by strong buying trends recorded in China. Also contributing toward the rise in PP prices was the spike last week...
November 4, 2010
Contract settlements predominated petrochemical markets this week, players say. For the most part sellers reported those to be higher, saying they were supported by...
October 29, 2010
Prices of PP climbed this week in Asia. Gains were recorded despite softer upstream propylene rates. Sellers attributed the price climb to strong demand in China coupled with reports...
October 28, 2010
Aromatics in North America were still focused on spot transactions that were described as choppy. Benzene on the U.S. Gulf saw buyers reduce bids by 5 cts/gal, but with no response...
October 28, 2010
Primary hydrocarbon markets were volatile but within a narrow range this week, leaving petrochemicals without clear direction from upstream. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe was lower...
October 27, 2010
North American feedstock prices were up this week amid falling crude oil prices. Ethane was up 1 ct/gal, while propane added 4 cts/gal. Butane edged higher by 5 cts/gal and naphtha...
October 27, 2010
Naphtha remained strong at USD 765.0-767.0 CFR Far East as Middle East supplies increased, specifically from Saudi Arabia. About 500,000 m.t. - 600,000 m.t. was shipped to Asia...
October 22, 2010
Prices of PP in Asia continued to journey northward. Despite the fall in propylene feedstock values which on Thursday were assessed down at the USD 1140/mt FOB Korea levels, sellers of...
October 20, 2010
 In aromatics there were upheavals in Europe, with spot benzene and mixed xylenes not coming from the refinery pool for petrochemical production. Those were both higher by...
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