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Propylene Contracts Surge in January

8:47 AM MST | January 21, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

North American propylene contracts have reached a sharply higher multi-tiered settlement for the month of January. Polymer-grade propylene (PGP) settled at an increase of 17 cts/lb, to 77.5 cts/lb, while chemical-grade propylene (CGP) settled at a gain of 15 cts/lb, to 74 cts/lb, market players say. The CGP settlement represents a 25% increase over December contract prices; the PGP settlement represents a 28% increase. The unusual two-priced settlement process began after a propylene producer posted an early CGP contract of 70 cts/lb, an 11-cts/lb increase from...

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