Markets see mixed bag of results

Gibson, Jane
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/1/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 17, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the performance of different chemical spot markets as of April 27, 2006. In Asia, open-spec naphtha prices settled at $612-613 per tonne. Asian butadiene spot prices strengthened for May 2006 shipments amid rising crude futures and naphtha prices, which boosted market sentiment. Butadiene business in Europe remained quiet in the $850-890/tonne fob range. Asian toluene numbers, while the European toluene market remains relatively subdued and activity is minimal. INSET: ASIAN TOLUENE DROPS AFTER ALL-TIME HIGHS.


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