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Mixed intermediates prices reported as final October contracts settled

10:09 AM MDT | October 26, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Results were mixed in intermediates markets as the last of the October settlements fell into place. The North American para-xylene contract was the last of the isomers to be settled, gaining 3.5 cts/lb. Spot pX responded to that as well as to robust demand from Asia to post gains of $140/m.t. in North America and $100/m.t. in Europe. Ethylene glycol October contracts were agreed higher by a modest 2 cts/lb in North America and €20/m.t. in Europe, but acrylonitrile contracts were lower. Those were done down by 10 cts/lb in North America and €20/m.t. in...

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