Olefins and aromatics stay subdued

March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the market trends of commodity petrochemicals worldwide. Bi-monthly ethylene contract negotiations are ongoing in Europe, with some producers vying for higher numbers. Contracts are expected to increase, largely because of strong demand, rising naphthalene costs and upcoming turnarounds. Isomer-grade xylene is relatively stable in Asia.


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