S Korea’s Samsung Total buys 25,000 tonnes naphtha for H1 April

20 February 2013 09:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's Samsung Total has bought a 25,000 tonne naphtha cargo in the spot market for delivery to Daesan in the first half of April, traders said on Wednesday.

The deal for the cargo was done at a premium below $40/tonne (€30/tonne) to Japan quotes CFR (cost & freight), they added.

Samsung last bought a 25,000 tonne naphtha cargo in the spot market for delivery to Daesan in the first half of March, at a premium of $23-24/tonne to Japan quotes CFR.

Tighter supply and strong demand are the factors driving up spot premiums lately, traders said.

($1 = €0.75)


By: Felicia Loo



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