12 September 2013 22:08 [Source: ICIS news]
Trade sources said the drop in energy and aromatics prices comes as a diplomatic solution with
Current September benzene spot prices were at $4.50-4.56/gal ($1,347-1,365/tonne, €1,010-1,024/tonne) FOB (free on board), down from $4.55-4.58/gal FOB on Friday. Benzene spot prices were at a low of $4.45-4.52/gal FOB earlier in the week before moving back up.
Current September mixed xylenes (MX) spot prices are at $4.15-4.23/gal FOB, down from $4.36-4.45/gal FOB on Friday. The MX market saw prompt spot prices at a low of $4.15-4.20/gal FOB earlier in the week before moving slightly higher.
Current nitration-grade (n-grade) toluene spot prices were at $4.13-4.20/gal FOB, a slightly wider range compared with $4.07-4.20/gal FOB on Friday.
($1 = €0.75)
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