US October MX contract firms 18 cents on tight supply

12 October 2012 19:08  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The October mixed xylene (MX) contract increased by 18 cents/gal to settle from September to settle at $4.28/gal during the week on the back of tight supply, sources said on Friday.

Trade sources said during the month that US aromatics inventories have been tight because of a delay in imports and a fire at ExxonMobil’s 584,000 bbl/day Baytown refinery in Texas early in the month.  

Major US xylene producers include BP, Chevron Phillips, ExxonMobil, Flint Hills and LyondellBasell.

($1 = €0.77)


By: Brian Balboa
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