Focus article by Truong Mellor
LONDON (ICIS)--Despite an uncertain outlook among downstream players, higher numbers in both the US and Asia recently combined with a squeeze on prompt supply have helped support some upward price movement on benzene in Europe.
Following a sharp upturn seen earlier in 2014, there was an overwhelming sense that global benzene prices would move lower. This has happened to an extent, although prices in the US and Europe in particular have proven fairly resilient.more >>
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