TITLE

Spreads raise alarm

AUTHOR(S)
Mellor, Truong
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;6/15/2015, Issue 3663, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the widening price spread of styrene over feedstock benzene for the monthly contract in 2015 that is raising concern among market players. Data provided indicate the prices of European benzene and styrene as of April 2015 and for the week ending June 5, 2015, the pricing in the U.S. Gulf market, and the impact of the closure of the joint venture Ellba styrene monomer/propylene oxide (SM/PO) unit on the overall balance of the market.
ACCESSION #
103257320

 

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