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Most aromatics prices drop

9:58 AM MDT | October 7, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

In aromatics, benzene was settled for October on the US Gulf Coast higher by 42 cts/gal, bringing it comparable to prevailing spot levels. Spot benzene dropped a dime, while toluene slumped 30 cts/gal. In Europe benzene also dropped, shedding €51/m.t. while styrene was agreed for October lower by a hefty €92/m.t. Spot markets were called thin, with toluene slipping $15/m.t. while styrene was off $10/m.t. Methanex posted its North American reference price higher by 6t cts/gal, spurring an increase of half that amount in spot transactions. Methyl...

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