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August 6, 2007
For the second week in a row, lower crude oil and steam cracker feedstock prices failed to put a drag on spot olefins prices. U.S. ethylene prices firmed a tad, with trade reported at...
August 1, 2007
Spot olefins on the U.S. Gulf Coast were quiet last week, market sources say. Spot ethylene narrowed its trading range but was essentially unchanged. No settlement was reported for the...
July 31, 2007
Unplanned cracker outages on the U.S. Gulf Coast boosted U.S. ethylene spot prices by 3 cts-4 cts/lb last week despite softening feedstock costs, market player say. One of...
July 30, 2007
After the general retreat in spot prices two weeks ago, the relative strengths and weaknesses of various products came to the fore last week. Spot ethylene in the U.S. turned upward...
July 30, 2007
Petrochemical spot prices declined on both sides of the Atlantic as crude oil and steam cracker feedstocks held steady. Speculative activity has gone from the market, and at present...
July 30, 2007
U.S. ethylene spot prices have come under pressure from lower natural gas costs. Prices stagnated at 36.5 cts/lb del, with buying ideas at 35 cts/lb del, sources say. Propylene spot...
July 27, 2007
U.S. spot ethylene prices continued to rise last week on the back of brisk trade, increasing about 2 cts/lb. Propylene spot prices also advanced, by around 3 cts/lb, on increased...
July 27, 2007
Crude oil prices continued to move in a narrow range last week, with similar movements in steam-cracker feeds and aromatics. Spot naphtha in Europe shed $5/m.t., while feedstocks in...
July 27, 2007
U.S. spot olefins prices strengthened with expectation of tightening supply from maintenance shutdowns. Ethylene spot cargoes rose 2 cts-3 cts/lb, and spot propylene gained about half...
July 26, 2007
The big story last week in petchem markets was the surprise collapse of global spot methanol prices. European material tumbled by €100/m.t., and U.S. bids plunged below $1.00/gal...
July 26, 2007
U.S. ethylene contracts started to settle last week in a two-month deal that included a rollover for February, and a 1.5-cts/lb increase for March contracts, to 41 cts/lb del, market...
July 25, 2007
European spot olefins prices rose last week on tightening supplies and robust derivative markets, especially polymers. Spot ethylene and polymer-grade propylene gained €20/m.t...
July 25, 2007
Global petrochemical prices fell last week with the sharp decline in crude oil. U.S. ethylene spot prices softened by a half penny, and European spot ethylene numbers dropped...
July 25, 2007
U.S. ethylene contracts have gained a penny in May in a two-month settlement that took April contracts higher by 2.5 cts/lb, market players say. Spot ethylene prices drifted down a...
July 25, 2007
Rising feedstock prices pulled commodity prices along last week. Ethylene spot prices in the U.S. are approaching contract levels, with trade reportedly done at 39 cts/lb del. U.S...
July 25, 2007
Crude oil stabilized last week, leading to mixed movement for petrochemical prices. Olefins were quiet, as continued tightness in Europe limited activity to swaps. Spot olefins prices...
July 25, 2007
Mosaic says it will delay filing of its quarterly 10-Q report to SEC for its fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2006, until the end of January. Companies are required to file...
July 24, 2007
European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
July 24, 2007
Crude oil and refined products prices continued to rise last week, putting pressure on petrochemical production prices. Chemical prices also rose for the first part of last week, but...
July 23, 2007
Plunging crude oil and feedstock prices last week depressed prices of most petrochemicals in the U.S. Ethylene spot prices dropped about 3 cts/lb last week, in line with slow demand...
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