IHS Chemical Week

Olefins Prices Continue to Decline

11:05 AM MDT | May 31, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Ethane fell about 6 cts/gal, while propane declined by the same amount. Butane dropped 11 cts/gal, while naphtha was lower by about 15 cts/gal. Among spot olefins, ethylene dropped to its lowest point this year, to 53 cts/lb, on weakening ethane values. Propylene spot prices followed suit, sagging about 2 cts/lb. Spot butadiene, meanwhile, fell about 12 cts/lb, while settlements for June plunged about 50 cts/lb, to $1.08/lb. Olefins contact settlements for June tumbled in northwest Europe this week, with butadiene leading the way with a vertiginous plunge...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


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

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


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