Nothing stirs in subdued markets

September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/25/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 36, p38
Trade Publication
The article offers a look at the performance of the international petrochemical markets for 2006. Propylene prices are still in the low-to-mid €1000s/tonne CIF NWE. Europe's butadiene prices notionally unchanged at the high $1,200s/tonne. Fourth quarter butadiene negotiations are under way with €930/tonne being mentioned. Buying interest in Europe's orthoxylene market is flagging with numbers notionally pegged at $1,100-1,160/tonne.


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