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Aromatics spot prices mostly lower

1:08 PM MST | December 9, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

The benzene price on the US Gulf was reported done higher by 38 cts/gal, while spot business moved higher by just a nickel. The rest of the aromatics were lower in spot trading, players report, with toluene off 20 cts/gal, mixed xylenes tumbling 30 cts/gal, and styrene easing lower by 2 cts/lb off last week’s supply outage concerns. In Europe, December benzene was concluded with an increase of €73/m.t., while spot business was transacted richer by $50/m.t. Spot toluene tagged along with an increase of $30/m.t. traders say. December styrene barges were...

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