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AUGUST ETHYLENE CONTRACTS IN U.S. SETTLE DOWN 9.9%

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Polypropylene resin prices continue to fall. Prices for parts and components today should be similar to what you were paying 6 years ago. Check with your Accounts Payable department to make sure this is true.   U.S. August

Ethylene hits seven-month low in U.S. during May

U.S. prices for the chemical building block ethylene reached a seven-month low in May, dropping below 50 cents per pound, according to PetroChem Wire, a daily newsletter serving the petrochemical industry. Reduced ethylene production due to plant maintenance closures supported

US ethylene spot prices rise 5% on growing flood fears

US ethylene spot prices rose by 5% in the last three days, market sources said on Friday, citing growing fears that flooding will affect operations at crackers near the Mississippi river. Ethylene for May traded at 70.50 cents/lb ($1,554/tonne, €1,088/tonne)

US ethylene margins fall nearly 4% on weaker spot prices

US ethylene spot prices fell sharply during the week ended 15 April, dropping by 10% to 58.50 cents/lb in one day on pressure from lower ethane and crude oil prices early in the week. US ethylene margins fell by nearly

US spot HDPE blow molding prices increase on European demand – Petrochemicals | Platts News Article & Story

US HDPE blow molding spot export prices increased nearly 3.5 cents/lb ($77/mt) to 64 cents/lb ($1,411/mt) FAS Houston, trading sources said Wednesday. “I can export all day at 64,” a trader said. Traders said they were able to easily sell

Supply constraints propel spot ethylene prices in USA to three-month highs

Spot ethylene prices in USA peaked to a three month highs, with February volumes heard done at the 52- and 53-cent/lb levels, as per Platts. These levels were previously seen on November 10, 2010, while February spot ethylene was last

Shell Declares Force Majeure on Ethylene at Norco Chemical Plant – BusinessWeek

Royal Dutch Shell Plc declared force majeure on ethylene yesterday after a ruptured steam line caused the shutdown of an ethylene unit at its Norco chemical plant in Louisiana, said Alexandra Smith, a company spokeswoman. Production was reduced as a