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April 13, 2012
Intermediates markets were just as quiet as primary petrochemicals over the first part of April, with only a modest retreat in spot para-xylene prices reported. European pX was off by...
April 12, 2012
Aromatics markets have been quiet, traders said. The only change in U.S. Gulf Coast pricing noted was a nominal reduction in spot toluene offers by 5 cts/gal. The mixed xylene contract...
March 29, 2012
Aromatics were reported to be uneven in advance of contract settlements on either side of the Atlantic. Mixed xylenes, the recent star performer on the U.S. Gulf Coast, was said to be...
March 29, 2012
Contract prices were agreed for European olefins this week, a few days earlier than usual. Market watchers are saying that it could indicate that the recent rocket ride for prices is...
March 21, 2012
Prices for North American feedstocks rose on the heels of higher crude oil. Spot naphtha was up to $2.44-$2.48/gal in a widening trading range, while propane remained stable at...
March 21, 2012
Aromatics slumped, with greater declines repored in Europe than in North America. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf were actually said to be flat, while spot toluene...
March 21, 2012
Spot naphtha prices in northwest Europe ticked lower by $10/m.t. which improved margins for steam-cracker operators as olefins spot prices were reported continuing to rise. Ethylene...
March 21, 2012
Drum-tight markets were reported for polymers in Europe, with supply limitations imposed by several producers on various forms of polyethylene. Scattered plant outages were reported...
March 14, 2012
Petrochemical prices were generally strong at mid month, players say. Spot ethylene rose about 3 cts/lb, to 63 cts/lb, while both grades of propylene were higher by about 2 cts/lb...
March 14, 2012
In aromatics North American spot markets were said to be much more variable than European dealings. Benzene gained a token 5 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast, while mixed xylenes added...
March 14, 2012
Fiber intermediates were reported to be strong though the first half of March, players say. March ortho-xylene contracts were concluded for March with an increase of 2 cts/lb in North...
March 9, 2012
Given soaring monomer prices, both polyolefins and polystyrene prices rose sharply in the first half of March on both sides of the Atlantic. Increases in export prices range from...
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