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Intermediates Prices Mixed

11:57 AM MDT | May 17, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Carrying through from an active end of April, intermediates markets were remained busy through early May, with most contract prices being agreed already. Para-xylene was settled lower by €15/m.t. in Europe, but ortho-xylene held level for a roll from April levels. Spot oX was reported higher by 3 cts/lb in North America and $100/m.t. in Europe. Ethylene glycol also saw a decrease of €26/m.t. for European contracts, as the second half of a two-month agreement. May contracts were concluded lower by 4 cts/lb in North America, players say...

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