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Mixed aromatics market as February contracts settled

1:10 PM MST | February 13, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

The February contract for benzene on the US Gulf was settled at a decrease of 36 cts/gal, bringing contract numbers in line with prevailing spot business, traders say. The trading band for toluene was reported to be narrow, with bids creeping higher by 10 cts/gal. Mixed xylenes saw a clearer 10-ct/gal increase for both bids and offers, while styrene pushed through another 2-ct/lb rise, sources say. In Europe, the benzene contract for February tumbled €113/m.t., while the styrene contract was agreed lower by €40/m.t. ($152), it was reported. In spot...

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