Ethylene buyers expect a drop

Weddle, Nel; Brice, Andy
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/29/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 51, p25
Trade Publication
The article reports on the price decrease expected by some ethylene buyers in Europe for the February to March 2007 bi-monthly contract. The buyers are targeting decreases of €20 to €25 per ton. A price drop will be based on weaker feedstock naphtha through January 2007. One supplier says that feedstock values are less of an issue and that supply shortages as a result of unplanned cracker problems were the primary support factor for a rollover.


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