25 April 2008 04:05 [Source: ICIS news]
First half of June indications were pegged at $967.75-970.75/tonne CFR (cost and freight) Japan, second half June at $966.50-969.50/tonne CFR Japan and first half July at $965.25-968.25/tonne CFR Japan.
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Crude fell to $116/barrel levels in the
The gains in the naphtha markets were catching up with crude oil gains due to strong buying support from northeast Asian end-users this week. Asian naphtha jumped 6.33% versus a 6.81% rise in the Brent crude prices since the middle of this month.
South Korean end-users snapped up cargoes for second half of May, first and second half of June delivery this week. Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical (FPCC) on Tuesday purchased a large prompt parcel of 200,000 tonnes naphtha for delivery in the second half of June and may be seeking for more supplies.
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