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Aromatics prices vary

8:37 AM MDT | March 26, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Aromatics were lower in North America and mixed in Europe, traders say. Spot benzene on the US Gulf Coast was reported lower by 10 cts/gal, while mixed xylenes tumbled 30 cts/gal and styrene skidded 6 cts/lb. In Europe, benzene and styrene were the loss leaders, down $40/m.t. while mixed xylenes held to a decline of $30/m.t., players say. Toluene was the sole gainer for the group, pushing higher by $10/m.t. Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) was also higher, traders say, by...

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