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August 4, 2008
Declines in crude oil and natural gas prices accelerated last week, pulling down most petrochemicals prices. Ethane prices fell a further 10 cts/gal, while propane lost 14...
July 29, 2008
Tumbling prices for hydrocarbons had varied effects on petrochemical prices. Ethane prices eased to $1.35 cts/gal, and spot ethylene prices fell with them to 63 cts-64 cts/lb. June and...
July 21, 2008
The run-up in ethane continued last week, pushing spot prices as high as $1.54/gal. June ethylene contracts remained unsettled as of CW presstime, setting the stage for another...
July 14, 2008
Crude oil prices dropped sharply last week, as high costs have pinched consumption in the fuels markets. Lower prices upstream stalled spot ethylene prices after nine weeks of steady...
June 30, 2008
Feedstock costs continued to push olefins prices higher last week despite mild demand, sources say. Ethane surged in the U.S., jumping nearly 20 cts/gal higher, market sources say...
June 23, 2008
Price spikes rippled through oil and petrochemical markets last week, as feedstock prices continued to push higher in the U.S. Ethane reached 119 cts/gal, while propane and butane hit...
June 16, 2008
U.S. spot ethylene prices gained another 1 cts/lb last week on recent price spikes for ethane and continued poor margins for heavy-feed crackers, market sources say. Propylene...
June 2, 2008
Soaring crude prices pushed feedstocks higher in the U.S. last week, with ethane trading above 100 cts/gal. Propane gained 2 cts/gal, while butane surged ahead 7 cts/gal. Both spot...
May 27, 2008
Wide margin differentials have cracker operators using all the light feed they can find, market sources say. Spot polymer-grade propylene prices gained a penny, and two producers have...
May 20, 2008
Heavier-feed crackers are running at reduced rates due to unattractive economics, creating some tightness of supply for olefins, market sources say. Spot ethylene prices continue to...
May 6, 2008
Naphtha moved lower in line with crude last week. On the U.S. Gulf Coast spot material shed 6 cts/gal, while northwest European naphtha finished even with a week ago after peaking...
May 6, 2008
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine (D.) has released a draft version of a new Energy Master Plan (EMP) that sets goals of reducing peak electricity demand and increasing energy efficiency...
May 6, 2008
Industry groups in New Jersey are awaiting new legislation that aims to reform the state’s site remediation laws to enable speedier cleanups and redevelopment of brownfield...
April 28, 2008
Naphtha followed crude prices higher this week, gaining 15 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast and $50/m.t. in northwest Europe. U.S. spot ethane prices pushed higher to 96 cts/gal, while...
April 18, 2008
Despite the surge in crude costs, naphtha prices only rose about 2%-3%. Spot numbers went higher by about 9 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast and $15/m.t. in northwest Europe. In the...
April 7, 2008
U.S. monomer contracts pushed higher last week on rising feedstock costs and tighter market conditions. Producers are moderating production in response to weakening demand, sources...
April 1, 2008
Spot ethylene on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose 5 cts/lb last week on news of producer operating problems. ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) had to shut its Sweeney, TX complex on March 24...
March 18, 2008
North American spot olefins prices showed resilience despite lower contract prices for February. Spot ethylene added 2 cts/lb, as producers reduced operating rates to adjust to...
March 10, 2008
Contract olefins prices were confirmed to be lower this week on lower ethane prices and weakening demand, sources say. February ethylene contracts lost 3 cts/lb, after 13 months...
March 3, 2008
Spot ethylene prices rose last week, ending toward the higher end of the 47 cts-48 cts/lb range by CW presstime. Spot refinery-grade propylene rebounded as well, gaining almost 4...
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