08 November 2006 10:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Market reaction to MEGlobal and Shell Chemical’s December monoethylene glycol (MEG) contract nominations on Wednesday has been quiet in anticipation of Saudi Arabia petrochemical major Sabic's posting.
“The market is waiting for the nomination by Sabic,” said a Korean trader, on the relative lull.
MEGlobal and Shell Chemicals have respectively nominated their contract prices for December monoethylene glycol (MEG) at $930/tonne and $900/tonne CFR Asia.
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“Demand from downstream end users in
Spot prices of MEG have also risen in recent weeks, hitting $835-840/tonne CFR China as of Tuesday evening, compared to around $800/tonne in mid-October.
As at 16:30
Sabic, which has an annual capacity of 4m tonnes of MEG, is currently the world’s second largest producer.
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