US Oct MEK prices may remain steady from Sept levels

25 September 2009 20:32  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) prices were expected to roll over from September into October, sources said on Friday.

While the price of MEK moved up 4 cents/lb last week to trade from 68-72 cents/lb ($1,499-1,587/tonne, €1,019-1,079/tonne), no increase was expected for October, sources said.

Both domestic and international markets for MEK were characterized as soft, with supply and demand generally in balance.

US MEK producers include Shell Chemicals and ExxonMobil.

($1 = €0.68)

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