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Intermediates Markets Unchanged

11:41 AM MDT | September 19, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

In contrast to the larger-volume primary petrochemicals isomer xylenes showed the only strength in contract settlements. European para-xylene sellers secured an increase of €70/m.t. to lead the way. Ortho-xylene could not quite keep the pace, however, with U.S. September contracts only adding half a penny per pound, and European contracts being agreed at a roll from August. That only left the usual laggard, U.S. para- to be settled for the...

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