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PP producers seek 10.5 cent/lb hikes for Oct on feedstock jump

...PP producers seek 10.5 cent/lb hikes for Oct on feedstock jump. Lane Kelley. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polypropylene (PP) producers Total Petrochemicals and Formosa... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

US ethylene set to reach 29-month high on tight supply

...US ethylene set to reach 29-month high on tight supply. John Dietrich. Focus story by John Dietrich HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene contracts for September... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

US benzene contract down for third straight month in October

...US benzene contract down for third straight month in October. Brian Balboa. HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US October benzene contract has settled down by 47-48 cents/... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

India SBR may fall further on heavy supply from Asia, Europe

...India SBR may fall further on heavy supply from Asia, Europe. Helen Yan. Focus story by Helen Yan SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot prices of styrene butadiene rubber... Thu, 02 Oct 2014

China domestic ECH slumps 13% over 3 weeks; may extend falls

...glycerine. Recent ECH plant start-ups in China use glycerine as feedstock. Meanwhile, ECH import prices into China fell at the low end of the range... Thu, 02 Oct 2014

Africa PE producers target Oct rollovers, market expects decrease

...However, distributors say that customers are expecting October prices to soften, despite initial rollovers. “Crude [oil] has low prices, China [Chinese... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Share of fossil fuel generation shrinks in French power mix

...to winter activity due to negative profit margins. In fact, this development is in large part due to coal, which has depressed power prices across Europe... Thu, 02 Oct 2014

India SBR may fall further on heavy supply from Asia, Europe

...India SBR may fall further on heavy supply from Asia, Europe. Helen Yan. Focus story by Helen Yan SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot prices of styrene butadiene rubber... Thu, 02 Oct 2014

Africa PE producers target Oct rollovers, market expects decrease

...Africa PE producers target Oct rollovers, market expects decrease. Jo Pitches. LONDON (ICIS)--While some Middle East producers of polyethylene (PE) for... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Africa PE producers target Oct rollovers, market expects decrease

...prices] is down, African buying is hand to mouth,” a distributor covering the Egyptian market said. “The Turkey market is bad. There’s a lot of material... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Turkish PP prices may stabilise following Europe C3 rollover

...Iranian origin about $1,540/tonne CPT Turkey,” a trader of Iranian material said. Trading activity in Turkey is likely to be limited by the Bayram holiday,... Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Turkish electricity, natural gas tariff hikes trigger mixed reactions

...want to put it up to double-digit figures because of the psychological effect on the electorate,” he explained, noting that Turkey was braced for parliamentary... Tue, 30 Sep 2014