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Aromatics prices mixed

9:40 AM MST | December 16, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Aromatics spot trading was described as uneven. On the US Gulf Coast, toluene ticked lower by just 5 cts/gal, but mixed xylenes, buoyed by the contract roll, rose sharply by 20 cts/gal, players say. In Europe toluene and styrene were reported down $20/m.t. Spot methanol in Europe rose in response to production problems in Oman, a key supplier. Ideas were reported higher by €20/m.t. Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) edged higher by...

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