US October ethylene settles at 54 cents/lb, down 0.50 cent/lb

02 November 2011 22:03  [Source: ICIS news]

US ethylene settles downHOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene for October settled at 54 cents/lb ($1,190/tonne, €869/tonne), down from September's settlement of 54.50 cents/lb, market sources said on Wednesday.

Ethylene fell slightly because of a drop in spot prices, which more than offset an increase in ethane costs, sources said.

The US ethylene contract usually settles at the beginning of the month for the previous month.

Major US ethylene producers include Chevron Phillips Chemical, ExxonMobil, INEOS, LyondellBasell and Shell Chemicals.

Buyers include Dow Chemical, Georgia Gulf, Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) and Total.

($1 = €0.73)

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By: William Lemos
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