Markets :: Basic Chemicals :: Petrochemicals :: Para-xylene
1:23 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff
Prices U.S.: 50.75 cts/lb del, Feb. contracts; $1,090-$1,110/m.t. fob, spot EUROPE: €830/m.t. del, March contracts; $1,050-$1,065/m.t. fob, spot ASIA/PACIFIC: $1,050/m.t. c&f, March contracts; $1,130-$1,150/m.t. c&f, spot. Outlook The U.S. ban on methyl tert-butyl ether as a gasoline oxygenate, as well as supply and delivery limitations on ethanol, have increased demand for aromatics, including xylenes, needed for gasoline blending during summer months, says Gillian Tweddle, business manager/synthetic fibers and polyester at Tecnon OrbiChem (London)...
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