Gibson, Jane
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/1/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 17, p46
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the impact of higher crude prices on Asian polyethylene (PE) prices as of May 2006. Asian PE prices are being pulled up by higher crude prices and a firming ethylene market Offers for May PE material have reached $1140/tonne CFR Asia and above. However, it is unclear if downstream markets can absorb the firmer numbers, given that derivative demand is slow.


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