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Asian benzene hits more than 2-year high on prompt China demand,...

The FOB Korea benzene marker surged $102/mt, or 12.4% week on week, to be assessed at a 25-month high of $926/mt Tuesday, amid firm...

First Asian isomer-MX arbitrage cargo of 2017 makes its way to...

A 5,000 mt parcel of isomer-grade mixed xylenes that loaded from Taiwan's Kaohsiung port on Tuesday is the first arbitrage cargo from Asia to...

Sinopec hikes East China butadiene price by 7.7% on tight supply

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, increased its ex-works butadiene offers in eastern China to Yuan 21,000/mt, or about $2,542/mt on an import...

Evonik’s Marl and Antwerp butadiene units go offline this month

Evonik's Marl butadiene unit in Germany and its Antwerp facility in Belgium are expected to go offline in January, sources said Friday. Both units are...

Asian propylene hits 17-month high on tight supplies

The FOB Korea propylene benchmark jumped $19/mt from last Friday to $870/mt Tuesday, the highest level since July 8, 2015, when the price was...

Butane arbitrage from US to Europe closes on surging Mont Belvieu...

The butane arbitrage from the US to Europe, and in particular the Mediterranean, has suddenly closed due to surging Mont Belvieu butane prices, trading...

India: Natural Rubber export to post a jump: Rubber Board

Global prices are now higher than in Indian market Natural rubber (NR) exports from India, which stood at an extremely low level for the past...

Crude oil jump complicates NWE Q1 methanol contract price negotiations

The recent rise in crude oil prices and the continuous push higher in the Chinese methanol market are complicating negotiations over the contract price...

Eastman expects no impact on customers after accident at US PET...

Eastman Chemical does not expect customers to be affected after an accident last week at a polyethylene terephthalate unit in South Carolina, a spokesman...

Sinopec hikes East China butadiene offers by 4% to Yuan 14,500/mt

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, raised its ex-works butadiene offers in eastern China to Yuan 14,500/mt, effective Tuesday, or $1,763/mt on an...

China’s Shenghong settles 2017 paraxylene terms contracts, keeping pricing unchanged from...

China's Jiangsu Shenghong Chemical Fiber Co settled its 2017 long-term contracts with major Japanese and South Korean producers for buying paraxylene, keeping its pricing...

US monoethylene glycol firms to one-year high on stronger Chinese prices

The surging pricing in China has applied upward pressure to US monoethylene glycol, but sparse spot availability has limited the opportunities to take advantage...

Asia benzene-naphtha spread hits 2-year high on firm benzene demand

The Asian benzene-naphtha spread widened to hit a two-year high on Wednesday when it was assessed at $387.50/mt, wider by $37.375/mt day on day,...

Asian benzene hits 17-month high on rising Chinese demand, supply tightness

Asian benzene jumped $19/mt from last Friday to be assessed at $806/mt Monday, the highest in more than 17 months, fueled by rising Chinese...

EU styrene Dec CP expectations strengthen on spot hike

Expectations for the European styrene December contract price have strengthened on a surge in the spot price on Tuesday, according to sources. Last week, sources...