NewsFlashAsia naphtha intermonth spread weakens to nearly year-low

10 June 2013 11:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s naphtha intermonth spread has narrowed on Monday to the lowest levels in nearly a year because of ample supply and dwindling demand of the petrochemical feedstock, traders said.

The second-half July and second-half August spread weakened to $5.00/tonne (€3.80/tonne) in backwardation from a backwardation of $7.50/tonne on 7 June, ICIS data showed.

The spread is at the weakest levels since 23 August 2012 when the spread was at $4.50/tonne in backwardation, it indicated.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Felicia Loo

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