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October 15, 2010
 PP prices raced higher in Asia this week. Gains were on the back of a series of bullish triggers including rallying prices of propylene feedstock and strong demand trends...
October 14, 2010
After several months of smooth and timely contract settlements, intermediates markets are back to their checkerboard pattern, traders say. Acrylonitrile prices were agreed through...
October 13, 2010
Crude oil prices retreated slightly from recent highs, traders report, and the leading petrochemicals were relatively quiet, but secondary and intermediate markets were actively...
October 8, 2010
PP prices firmed across Asia this week. Prices were up essentially on the back of stronger energy and naphtha rates, accompanied by improved demand trends recorded in some parts of...
October 6, 2010
Naphtha rose from USD 687.0-689.0 to USD 730.0-732 on news that Reliance has been facing problems at its refinery at Jamnagar and they might have to shut down. Ethylene moved from USD...
October 1, 2010
The buying pulse in China's PP markets was seen dull through most of the week. Although Monday and Tuesday did see some post Autumn holiday and pre National holiday inquiries, the...
September 29, 2010
Aromatics were reported to be mixed, even within the same materials. Exhibit A is U.S. Gulf Coast benzene, where traders report the October contract was agreed at an increase of 6...
September 28, 2010
Naphtha prices rose from USD 687.0-689.0 to USD 680.0 - 682.0 CFR Far East. Demand is expected to slow down in the coming months. Stocks in transit of approximately 150,000 m.t. are...
September 23, 2010
Aromatics markets were more mixed this week, on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw producer raise offers by 10 cts/gal while buyers...
September 16, 2010
Petrochemical prices were mixed through the early part of the week, as most markets remained balanced. There was little upstream direction, with both West Texas Intermediate and Brent...
September 15, 2010
Naphtha price levels rose from USD 675.0-677.0 to USD 680.0-682.0 CFR Far East. There is adequate supply of naphtha in Asia and a number of plants are running at their maximum rates...
September 14, 2010
PP prices were pulled lower in parts of Asia last week. PP injection and PP raffia grade prices were assessed at the USD 1255/mt to USD 1260/mt CFR Far East Asia levels while PP film...
September 9, 2010
Petrochemical traders were back to work this week after the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. and the end of August hols in Europe. Rising crude oil prices gave aromatics a big of a kick...
September 7, 2010
Naphtha rose from USD 665.0-667.0 to USD 675.0- 677.0 CFR Far East on healthy demand. However, there is a shift towards using alternative feedstocks, especially LPGs. Europe is...
September 1, 2010
In advance of the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. petrochemical markets were devoid of buying interest. In contrast, Europeans began to trickle back from their August holidays, so more...
August 27, 2010
PP gained in Asia this week. Prices firmed despite softer energy prices and sluggish buying sentiments across most parts of Asia. The holy Muslim month of Ramadan slowed down buyer...
August 26, 2010
There was no meaningful movement this week reported in spot aromatics on the U.S. Gulf Coast with the late-summer doldrums in full effect. However, there was at least a murmur of...
August 25, 2010
North American feedstock prices were generally mixed this week, on choppy crude oil prices. U.S. ethane was up about 5 cts/gal, to 50cts- 52 cts/gal, while other feedstocks were down...
August 24, 2010
Global demand for naphtha will grow significantly between 2010 and 2015 in the Asia Pacific, led by a 4% increase in demand from China’s petrochemical sector, according to...
August 23, 2010
Buying sentiments in Asia's PP markets remained bearish last week. Sellers however held their offer prices firm citing concerns about the tight availability of upstream propylene...
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