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Growing spot market for ethylene reflects increased futures trading

6:31 AM MDT | September 26, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

The volume of trade on the US ethylene spot market has risen substantially over the last decade, driven by the growing use of ethylene futures and options to hedge price risks. The trend will continue as new production capacity comes onstream, although logistical issues limit the market’s efficiency, observers say....

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