TITLE

Naphtha Volatility Stalls Ethylene Contract Talks

AUTHOR(S)
Cage, Sam
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Chemical Week;9/25/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 37, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that uncertainty about the direction of naphtha pricing has resulted in a standoff between European ethylene producers and buyers for ethylene contracts for the fourth quarter of 2002. Decline in ethylene contracts during the third quarter of 2002; Reason consumers are still targeting price reductions for fourth quarter contracts; Reason propylene has been tighter than ethylene in Europe.
ACCESSION #
7496549

 

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