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December 2, 2008
Crude prices are down across Asia, while naphtha slides, and benzene and toluene are also dragged lower...
November 23, 2008
Spot naphtha in Europe declined $45/m.t., in line with falling oil prices. The feedstock decline, coupled with plunging demand and prices for derivatives, drove spot olefins prices...
November 18, 2008
Some stability crept into global petrochemical markets this week. Spot prices are mixed but the magnitude of the up and down changes has shrunk, sellers say. However, contract markets...
November 10, 2008
Spot naphtha prices in Europe continued to slide, losing $60/m.t., despite a dampening of crude prices. That pulled spot olefins down as well. Ethylene shed €20/m.t. while...
October 27, 2008
NAPHTHA Naphtha prices in Asia down at the USD 357/mt CFR Japan mark - Oct 27, 2008 Crude futures were seen softening in Asia on Monday morning. Trade was thin and prices bearish...
October 24, 2008
Prices continued to slide last week, with many petrochemicals down 20%-30% and some even harder-hit. Demand has disappeared for crude oil and on down the value chain, sources say. West...
October 20, 2008
Price declines in global petrochemical markets were sizable over the past week, exceeding 20% in some cases, as economic uncertainty and fear of a worldwide recession kept buyers away...
October 20, 2008
European petrochemical firms are committing to programs that aim to cut costs by improving energy efficiency. Industry associations including Cefic say it is a strategy that makes good...
September 26, 2008
Despite a spike in crude oil prices and low operating rates at Gulf Coast crackers hit by recent hurricanes, U.S. spot ethylene prices lost a penny last week, a testament to how weak...
September 19, 2008
Hurricane Ike did little damage to U.S. Gulf production, however, it did send oil prices lower. Meanwhile, pre-storm plant closings, post-storm power outages, and personnel...
September 12, 2008
Sliding feedstock costs and softening demand continue to chip away at U.S. spot ethylene prices, which lost 3 cts/lb despite production losses due to Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf...
September 8, 2008
Gulf Coast Hurricane Gustav only minimally damaged oil and chemical infrastructure last week, and crude and chemical prices continued to drop. Spot ethylene prices were flat, despite...
September 4, 2008
Gulf Coast Hurricane Gustav only minimally damaged oil and chemical infrastructure last week, and crude and chemical prices continued to drop. Spot ethylene prices were flat, despite...
August 18, 2008
Ethane prices fell 10 cts/gal in the U.S., dipping below the dollar mark, and propane fell 14 cts/lb. Butane lost 8 cts/gal. U.S. spot ethylene dropped another 3 cts/lb last week...
August 11, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators slipped by 1 to 10 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner.  


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