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Aromatics prices quiet on US holiday

11:14 AM MDT | June 3, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Spot aromatics on the US Gulf Coast were reported dead quiet in the week between the US Memorial Day holiday and June contract talks. In Europe, there was a rare divergence of spot benzene prices declining $40/m.t., while spot styrene moved higher $30/m.t. Methanex rolled its May posting price for North America into June, but spot methanol prices slipped 7 cts/gal. In Europe, methanol also dipped—€30/m.t. ($39)—while methyl tert-butyl ether tacked on...

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