Prices waver during inactive week

February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p38
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The article presents updates on market trends in the chemical industry. Markets are flat, with trades few and far between. A weakening energy complex sees aromatics prices falter, while olefins availability may soon be hit by outages. Open-spec naphtha spot cargoes are in a $538-542/ton CIF NWE range, with March 2007 swaps pegged at $541-542/ton. In Asia, second-half March 2007 open-spec contract prices firmed to a notional $586-588/ton.


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