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11:55 AM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

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 demand from polypropylene (PP) producers. April propylene contracts in the U.S. are expected to rise 4 cts/lb, in line with a similar increase on refinery grade propylene contracts, sources say. Butadiene prices continued to be elevated because of tight supply, sources add. Texas Petrochemicals (Houston) has its butadiene customers on 100% allocation because of production issues earlier...

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