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November Brent crude rose $2.16 to $59.02/bbl Monday

ICE November Brent crude was up $2.16 to settle at $59.02/barrel on Monday...

  • 26.09.2017

Will ABS markets in Europe and Asia defy lower styrene costs?

Players in Europe and Asia are currently questioning whether lower styrene costs will dominate the near-term outlook of the ABS market or they will be counterbalanced by...

  • 26.09.2017

Lukoil to invest in new projects outside Russia

Russia’s second largest oil producer Lukoil is reportedly planning to make investments in Iran. Lukoil is aiming to pump 100 million tons of oil annually between 2018 and...

  • 25.09.2017

September ACN contracts finalized in 3 split settlements in Europe

According to market sources, September ACN contracts were agreed with respective increases of €...

  • 25.09.2017

October butadiene contracts settle in Europe

According to market sources, butadiene contracts were settled for October in Europe. The new contract was agreed at...

  • 25.09.2017

November Brent crude rose 43 cents to $56.86/bbl Friday

ICE November Brent crude was up 43 cents to settle at $56.86/barrel on Friday...

  • 25.09.2017

Supply concerns mounting in Europe on transportation, logistics issues

A rail line in southern Germany was closed at the end of August due to a construction work near Karlsruhe, which has caused shipment disruptions, force majeure declarations to Italy and Switzerland and rising transportation fees in the industry. This has been followed by...

  • 25.09.2017

Synbra announces force majeure on EPS supplies to Italy, Switzerland

According to market sources, Synbra has declared force majeure on its EPS deliveries to Italy and Switzerland as of September 20. The reason for the company’s...

  • 22.09.2017

November Brent crude rose 14 cents to $56.43/bbl Thursday

ICE November Brent crude was up 14 cents to settle at $56.43/barrel on Thursday...

  • 22.09.2017

Total extends force majeure on styrene output from Gonfreville

Total has extended force majeure on styrene output from its Gonfreville plant on an industrial action in France and logistical challenges stemming from...

  • 21.09.2017

November Brent crude rose $1.15 to $56.29/bbl Wednesday

ICE November Brent crude was up $1.15 to settle at $56.29/barrel on Wednesday...

  • 21.09.2017

November Brent crude fell 34 cents to $55.14/bbl Tuesday

ICE November Brent crude was down 34 cents to settle at $55.14/barrel on Tuesday...

  • 20.09.2017

Lukoil shuts Stavrolen HDPE plant in Russia

According to media reports, Russian Lukoil took its HDPE plant in Stavrolen offline on...

  • 19.09.2017

November Brent crude fell 14 cents to $55.48/bbl Monday

ICE November Brent crude was down 14 cents to settle at $55.48/barrel on Monday...

  • 19.09.2017

Are clouds hanging over bullish expectations for European PS market?

European PS suppliers approached the market with massive increases of €200-210/ton following the monthly styrene contracts. Along with the steep increases, spot PS prices have reached...

  • 19.09.2017

November Brent crude rose 15 cents to $55.62/bbl Friday

ICE November Brent crude was up 15 cents to settle at $55.62/barrel on Friday...

  • 18.09.2017

European Plasticizers Update

The plasticizers market is following a stable to softer trend as anticipated in the last last update. A few converters have started to purchase some cargos for the month with...

  • 15.09.2017

Ineos Styrolution declares FM on ABS, PS to Switzerland, Italy

A source close to the company confirmed that Ineos Styrolution has declared a force majeure on its ABS, PS deliveries to Switzerland and Italy due to the...

  • 15.09.2017

EU car registrations rise in August

According to data released by European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), new passenger car registrations grew...

  • 15.09.2017

November Brent crude rose 31 cents to $55.47/bbl Thursday

ICE November Brent crude was up 31 cents to settle at $55.47/barrel on Thursday...

  • 15.09.2017

Spot styrene sees sharp corrections in Asia, Europe

Spot styrene prices in Asia and Europe have recently recorded visible downward corrections after reaching...

  • 14.09.2017

Lotte lifts force majeure on PET at Wilton facility

Lotte Chemicals has lifted the force majeure on PET supplies from its Wilton facility in the UK after resuming operations...

  • 14.09.2017

November Brent crude rose 89 cents to $55.16/bbl Wednesday

ICE November Brent crude was up 89 cents to settle at $55.16/barrel on Wednesday...

  • 14.09.2017

PVC buyers’ resistance limits Sept hikes, sellers remain bullish in Europe

In Europe, some PVC sellers have asked for increases of up to €40/ton, exceeding the half cost of the increase in ethylene contracts this month in an attempt to recover their squeezed margins. However, so far in done deals, only limited increases of €...

  • 14.09.2017

SABIC launches pilot PP plant in Netherlands

According to a press release, Saudi Arabian producer SABIC has launched its new pilot polypropylene (PP) plant as of...

  • 13.09.2017

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