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Initial Europe January MEG agreed up by €20/tonne
ICIS News : 9-Jan-13 12:00
LONDON (ICIS)--An initial European monoethylene glycol (MEG) January contract has been agreed up by €20/tonne ($26/tonne) from December, the buyer involved in the settlement said on Wednesday.
The contract was agreed at €1,068/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe).
“Asian spot went $40 up in December so we can't deny [MEG suppliers] this. It’s give and take,” the buyer said.
With ethylene rolling over in January and European spot still featuring in the high €800s/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight) NWE, there was no justification to go beyond a €20/tonne increase on the contract, the buyer added.
A second buyer said the figure was in line with its expectations, but a supplier described €1,068/tonne as “ridiculous” because of the availability situation.
($1 = €0.76)
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