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8:52 AM MDT | June 4, 2009

Big gains in feedstocks were made last week as soaring crude oil prices pushed prices higher in North America. Spot naphtha gained about 13 cts/gal, ethane rose 3 cts/gal, and propane and butane each gained 10 cts/gal. Ethylene gained 1.5 cts/lb, but other olefins remained unchanged. June butadiene contracts are ongoing, and several producers have nominated price increases. A gain of about 4 cts/lb is expected, market players say. Aromatics were varied, market watchers say. On the U.S. Gulf Coast, spot benzene rose 15 cts/gal, but others were flat. Producers say...

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