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Aromatics Prices Continue to Climb

9:44 AM MDT | March 14, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

In aromatics North American spot markets were said to be much more variable than European dealings. Benzene gained a token 5 cts/gal on the U.S. Gulf Coast, while mixed xylenes added 10 cts/gal while styrene slipped a penny a pound. In Europe benzene also trailed the field with an increase of $10/m.t. while spot toluene zoomed ahead $35/m.t. Mixed xylenes and styrene were both reported to have gained $20/m.t. Methyl tert-butyl ether also continued its climb, adding $35/m.t.  ...

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