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August 19, 2010
Spot markets were quiet on both sides of the Atlantic in fiber intermediates markets as attention was focused on contract negotiations. The only meaningful spot move reported was a...
August 16, 2010
Naphtha in Asia fell from USD 692.0-694.0 to USD 670.0-672.0 CFR Far East on the heels of an outage at Formosa in July Naphtha purchases from the region are at a peak but at the same...
August 12, 2010
North American olefins were down this week, but only slightly. Spot ethylene fell about a penny, to 36 cts-37 cts/lb, while spot butadiene was down about 2 cts/lb, in a widening range...
August 9, 2010
A spike in propylene feedstock costs coupled with rising demand and firmer energy prices, allowed sellers of PP this week to up adjust sharply their offer prices.   PP raffia and...
August 4, 2010
U.S. olefins prices were mixed this week. Spot ethylene was up about 3 cts/lb, to 36 cts-37 cts/lb on news of an ethylene oxide production problem at one of LyondellBasell's plants...
August 2, 2010
PP prices raced higher in Asia this week. Raffia and injection prices were assessed up at the USD 1185/mt CFR Far East Asia levels while PP film prices were assessed up at the USD...
July 15, 2010
Dow Chemical says it has taken one of its light hydrocarbon steam cracking plants at Freeport, TX offstream following a steam turbine malfunction. The problem with the turbine...
July 13, 2010
U.S. propylene contracts for July have rolled over, market sources say. Polymer-grade propylene (PGP) last settled at a decrease of 8 cts/lb, to 55.5 cts/lb for June, while...
July 2, 2010
July butadiene contracts in the U.S. have settled at a gain of 2 cts/lb, to 94 cts/lb, market players say. The settlement is the fifth consecutive month of rising butadiene...
June 30, 2010
Petrochemicals continued irregular trading this week. Crude oil declined by about $1.50/bbl but players say that weak economic data—poor jobs data in the U.S. and renewed debt...
June 29, 2010
Naphtha came down to USD 670.0-672.0 from USD 695 - 697. Pricing is expected to decline for next few weeks as market sentiments are down. Ethylene maintained at USD 900-910. Ethylene...
June 25, 2010
Sellers of PP across Asia this week were seen attempting to hike their offers citing early signs of an improvement in regional buying trends. In several parts of Asia, demand for PP...
June 23, 2010
PetroLogistics says its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at Houston is on schedule for a third-quarter startup. The plant will convert propane into propylene and will be the largest...
June 16, 2010
U.S. olefins were mostly quiet this week. Spot ethylene moved higher by about 2 cts/lb, while both propylene and butadiene were quite. Petrochemical feedstocks were mostly down in...
June 15, 2010
Richardson Lawrie Associates: Chemical carrier rates have exhibited similar downward trends as seen throughout bulk shipping but with fluctuations and, on many routes, still look...
June 9, 2010
Analysts expect overcapacity in the global the ethylene glycol (EG) market in the next few years as world-scale petrochemical plants in the Mideast begin to come onstream, flooding the...
June 8, 2010
U.S. olefins contract prices have certainly cooled off in the last two weeks, as both ethylene and propylene contracts settled at a loss.  Ethylene contract for May was settled at...
May 13, 2010
The dramatic increase in butadiene (BD) prices reflects supply shortages in the U.S. and Western Europe and a shift to lighter feedstocks, according to Ed Gartner, Director of the...
May 10, 2010
PP prices traded mostly flat in Asia. On Thursday, a drop in propylene feedstock rates was seen prompting several buyers of PP to retreat from the markets. In China, the buying mood...
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