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Aromatics Bids and Offers Mixed

7:56 AM MDT | September 23, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Aromatics markets were more mixed this week, on both sides of the Atlantic. Spot benzene and mixed xylenes on the U.S. Gulf Coast saw producer raise offers by 10 cts/gal while buyers were only willing to increase their bids by half that much. Toluene was said to get a flat nickel increase. The picture was inverted in Europe, with benzene reported lower by an even $5/m.t. while toluene saw an unusual divergence: buyers reduced bids by $10/m.t. while producers raised offers by the same amount. Mixed xylenes were reported quiet, but styrene moved higher by an...

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