Spot values vary in slowing trade

Gibson, Jane
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/22/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 20, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the spot values of several petrochemicals as of May 18, 2006. Naphtha prices in Asia gas eased by almost 3%, undermined by the weakness in the crude and gasoline markets. Asian benzene prices are around $820-835/tonne fob Korea. Methanol has traded at €243/tonne fob Rotterdam, the Netherlands. MTBE prices came off hard as gasoline numbers fell. Spot values dropped to $700-725/tonne.


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