US numbers take the plunge

Brice, Andy
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p38
Trade Publication
This article offers a look at trends in the U.S. petroleum chemical industry in 2006. Ethylene values have softened, with the November contract settling down four cents/pound (lb.) at 44.50 cents/lb. Demand has dropped in line with weakening derivative markets, and supply has been boosted as October's large number of cracker outages came to an end. November butadiene dipped two cents/lb. Toluene is under pressure as a result of weak demand and the seasonal downtrend in gasoline.


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