03 August 2010 12:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Prices of benzene and toluene in ?xml:namespace>
ICIS assessed benzene prices in Asia at $880-895/tonne FOB (free on board)
Sentiment was firm, with a deal for first-half August loading heard at $880/tonne FOB
An overnight surge in crude futures to above $81/bbl and increases in US and European benzene values were the key supporting factors for Tuesday’s upturn in Asian benzene prices, traders said.
Toluene prices in Asia firmed to $790-800/tonne FOB
The hike in crude and benzene prices in
($1 = €0.76)
For more information on benzene and toluene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
Read John Richardson and Malini Hariharan’s Asian Chemical Connections blog
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry visit ICIS connect
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections