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February 25, 2008
Olefin prices have followed the rise in crude, but not enough to fully recover the cost increase, producers say. Ethylene spot prices quickly firmed from a low of 45.5 cts/lb, to reach...
February 19, 2008
Political unrest in oil regions increased last week, pushing global crude prices higher. West Texas Intermediate gained $3.57, to $93.59/bbl. Brent crude kept pace rising $3.13, to...
February 4, 2008
Primary hydrocarbons rose last week and spot naphtha in Europe followed, gaining $35/m.t. But olefins producers had their attention focused on a series of operational problems that put...
January 28, 2008
Primary hydrocarbons continued to slide last week, although not as steeply as previous weeks. In the U.S., both ethane and naphtha eased lower by 2 cts/gal, while propane lost 1...
January 18, 2008
U.S. spot naphtha lost 13 cts/gal from last week, and propane traded 10 cts/gal lower. Both chemical-grade and polymer-grade propylene contracts gained half a penny for January. This...
December 14, 2007
U.S. naphtha prices pushed 5 cts/gal higher last week due to higher gasoline prices. Spot ethylene fell almost 3 cts/lb on softening derivative demand. U.S. propylene contracts gained...
December 10, 2007
North American spot naphtha fell to 213-214 cts/gal, while European spot slid back $20/m.t. North American ethylene contracts settled up 4 cts/lb in November, the ninth consecutive...
December 3, 2007
Crude oil settled back last week below its previous trading range of $95-97/bbl. Despite the drop in hydrocarbons, spot naphtha in Europe added $25/m.t., and U.S. naphtha added 10...
November 20, 2007
U.S. naphtha eased a dime on lower crude. Spot ethylene was quiet as strong demand was offset by the restart of Flint Hills’ Port Arthur, TX cracker. U.S. spot butadiene prices...
October 12, 2007
Oil prices rose slightly last week, but the rate was slow enough that most petrochemical markets were more heavily influenced by internal supply-demand situations than by the external...
September 21, 2007
Spot petrochemical markets took a pause last week after a period of high volumes and volatility in late August and early September. Market watchers say it was as if players were...
September 14, 2007
U.S. spot ethylene gained 2 cts/lb and is closing in on the August contract price of 49.5 cts/lb, reflecting increasing demand for ethylene and ethylene derivatives, market...
September 7, 2007
Crude oil prices continued to slide last week, but the trend did not greatly affect petrochemical prices other than feedstocks. U.S. Gulf Coast feedstock prices were lower across the...
August 27, 2007
Olefins producers on the U.S. Gulf Coast say they are cracking slightly heavier feedstock due to higher ethane and propane prices. Propylene supply from refineries is curtailed because...
August 21, 2007
The July ethylene contract was agreed to at a 2.5 cts/lb increase. Propylene producers were only able to squeeze out a 0.75 cts/lb increase, however. Polypropylene prices have soared...
August 9, 2007
Olefins prices in both the U.S. and Europe rose last week on strong demand. U.S. ethylene turned up a penny last week, and European ethylene firmed around €10/m.t. U.S. propylene...
August 7, 2007
Feedstock prices were slightly lower in North America this week as oil prices fell from recent highs. However, tight supplies in Europe kept naphtha prices high. Naphtha shortness in...
August 7, 2007
Feedstock costs were higher with ethane and propane prices rising in the past week. U.S. spot ethylene climbed slightly last week, up 1.5 cts, to 45.25 cts/lb. Spot prices have nearly...
August 7, 2007
North American petrochemical markets were quiet this week with the Canada Day holiday celebrated Monday and U.S. Independence Day celebrated Wednesday. Feedstocks were quiet, most...
August 6, 2007
Crude oil and feedstock prices rose again last week, pushing spot petrochemical prices higher. Spot olefins on both sides of the Atlantic remained tight as minor supply outages in...
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