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Arbitrage window open for 2-EH shipments from US to Asia

Focus Low propylene opens US-to-Asia arbitrage window for 2-EH

Focus story by Jeremy Pafford

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Further softening of upstream prices have opened the arbitrage window with Asia to ship US-produced 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) to that region, sources said this week.

Meanwhile, spot prices for US n-butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA) and 2-EH were assessed downward on Friday by ICIS on lower prices heard in the market and the prolonged weakness in feedstock propylene.

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