Sentiment continues to soften

Brice, Andy
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/16/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 39, p40
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the condition of the commodity petrochemical markets. Trade is minimal and spot prices are floundering. Olefins markets are still reeling from various cracker outages, while paraxylene goes in to freefall in Europe and Asia. Asian open-spec naphtha prices fell to their lowest levels in nine months, following a tumble in crude futures and softer regional fundamentals.


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