IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics

North American Butadiene Prices Tumble, Again

1:56 PM MST | December 12, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

North American butadiene contracts have concluded for the month of December in a split settlement, just as the market evened out contract prices. Three producers’ contracts settled at a loss of 17 cts/lb, to 98 cts/lb, while one producer settled contracts lower by 15 cts/lb, to $1.00/lb. The market has been settling at split levels since September of last year, when the four main U.S. suppliers—ExxonMobil Chemical, LyondellBasell, Shell Chemical, and TPC Group—failed to reach an agreement due to easing supply and production constraints, which made contract...

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 subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 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


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