21 July 2008 11:14 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Soaring naphtha prices in Europe have brought cracker margins to their lowest levels since 2002, while Middle East producers reap the benefits, said a report by Citigroup released on Monday.?xml:namespace>
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“The irony is that while the surge in oil and natural gas prices is hastening the downturn of profits for European and US producers, it is at the same time benefiting the new Middle Eastern producers,” said Citigroup.
Citigroup said price increases in ethylene and propylene chains might lead to some temporary relief for European producers in the third quarter but the onset of
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