US holiday kills off spot business

Gibson, Jane
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports on the prices of chemicals on July 6, 2006. Naphtha hits record highs in Europe and Asia, placing further pressure on olefins prices. European ethylene markets are relatively tight, and some producers are holding onto product in light of the Ineos outage in Grangemouth, England and other cracker blips. Benzene spot activity has been fairly lacklustre, with players awaiting the return of their U.S. counterparts from the July 4 holidays. Prices have seen little movement.


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