TITLE

ARE ETHYLENE SUPPLY WOES AT AN END?

AUTHOR(S)
Brice, Andy
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the stability of supplies and prices of European ethylene as of December 2006. Production is starting to return to normal and a better balance is expected for the remainder of the fourth quarter. However, much to buyers' disappointment, it looks unlikely that prices will plummet as a result of the improved availability. Europe remains extremely tight and a full recovery is unlikely until early 2007.
ACCESSION #
23440958

 

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