Americas top stories - weekly summary

24 September 2012 15:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 21 September 2012.

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Higher US car sales not necessarily a boon for SBR producers
This year’s growth in new US automobile and light truck sales does not necessarily paint a rosy picture for styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) producers.

US September cumene falls 5.3% on weaker benzene, demand
US September cumene prices fell by an average of 5.3%, sources said, tracking weaker feedstock costs and soft demand.

Methanex seeks 10-year natgas contract for Louisiana plant
Canada-based Methanex is seeking a 10-year natural-gas contract for the methanol plant it is moving from Chile to Louisiana, an executive said.

Mexico EPS producer nominates 4 cent/lb Oct increaseMexico expandable polystyrene (EPS) producer Polioles announced a price increase of 4 cents/lb ($88/tonne, €67/tonne) for 1 October, based on rising feedstock costs, sources said.



By: Staff Reporter
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