Naphtha Volatility Stalls Ethylene Contract Talks

Cage, Sam
September 2002
Chemical Week;9/25/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 37, p44
Trade Publication
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.


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