TITLE

Asia BD may extend fall on ample supply

AUTHOR(S)
Yan, Helen
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;10/12/2015, Issue 3681, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Market Research Report
ABSTRACT
A market research report for butadiene (BD) in Asia as of September 2015 is presented from publisher Independent Chemical Information Service (ICIS) including buying trends, weakness in the upstream naphtha market, and the margins to be generated by cracker operators in the naphtha-BD market.
ACCESSION #
110266737

 

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