IHS Chemical Week

Aromatics Prices Lower in U.S. and Europe

2:34 PM MDT | July 26, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Spot benzene on the U.S. Gulf plunged 55 cts/gal, but remained above July contracts. Both spot and contract prices are quoted fob. Spot toluene skidded 15 cts/gal, but mixed xylenes rallied 25 cts/gal, traders say, on thin and volatile trading. In Europe the pattern was similar. Benzene took a beating and lost $60/m.t., with toluene down about half that much. Spot styrene was sharply higher, jumping $65/m.t. as the outlook for polystyrene showed signs of life, sellers report. Methanol was notionally weaker, on news that capacity had come back into the market...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa