12 February 2009 03:22 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) has settled its February butadiene (BD) contract at $419/tonne (€323/tonne) pipeline delivered, down $88/tonne from January, a company source said on Thursday.
January BD was settled at $507/tonne pipeline delivered.
Demand had weakened as downstream synthetic rubber plants slashed operating rates amid the slump in the global auto market.
Spot prices have tumbled to $550-600/tonne CFR (cost and freight) northeast (NE) ?xml:namespace>
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