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CW Price Report


8:51 AM MDT | September 7, 2009

Tumbling primary hydrocarbon prices put downward pressure on petrochemicals last week, as ethane lost about 2 cts/gal, naptha dropped about 3 cts/gal and butane fell 5 cts/gal. U.S. spot ethylene gained a penny, while notional chemical-grade propylene numbers are up about 13 cts, in line with polymer-grade material, market sources say. September butadiene contracts settled at a gain of 5 cts/lb, players say. European spot naphtha was lower by $5/m.t. in contrast to sharply rising olefins prices, players say. Buyers bid up spot ethylene by €140/m.t., while...

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