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9:40 AM MDT | August 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The July ethylene contract was agreed to at a 2.5 cts/lb increase. Propylene producers were only able to squeeze out a 0.75 cts/lb increase, however. Polypropylene prices have soared, especially in Europe, in recent months so monomer sellers anticipated little resistance moving prices higher. But buyers countered that C3 prices had already risen higher and faster than had C2 numbers. On spot markets, U.S. Gulf Coast olefins prices rose by about a penny. In Europe spot olefins were generally higher by about €10/m.t. The August-September bi-monthly settlement...

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