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CW Price Commentary


8:38 AM MDT | April 26, 2010

Choppy crude oil prices fueled increases in most North American feedstocks. Ethane rose about 7 cts/gal and naphtha gained about 4 cts/gal, while butane added about 6 cts/gal. propane was down about 2 cts/gal. Spot U.S. olefins prices were mostly down in sluggish trading, market sources say. Ethylene fell about 3 cts/lb and both grades of propylene lost about a penny. Butadiene remained steady at about 100 cts/lb, market sources say. Spot naphtha in northwest Europe ticked higher by $10/m.t. while spot olefins prices firmed. Ethylene added an average of about...

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