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ICIS produces a weekly Ethylbenzene report which contains a spot range for free on board North West Europe prices.
Because most of the aromatics players in the region are integrated, spot business for ethylbenzene is fairly uncommon so the price assessments we do are based on what the feedstocks are doing.
The report takes both the current spot levels for benzene and styrene into account as well as the monthly ethylene contract price and the Dollar to Euro exchange rate and formulates the cost of ethylbenzene production.
So, this way you are able to determine whether the EB route for styrene production is financially viable depending on where prices for ethylene, benzene and styrene are.
The report also offers weekly commentary on those products, production news or any general information about what is driving the market. It is a widely read report by our subscribers who find it useful because it allows them to gauge the economics of the market on a week to week basis.
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Updated to Q1 2015
The European ethyl benzene (EB) market has seen the spread between benzene and styrene gradually widened throughout the first quarter of 2015, with the differential between the two reaching record highs by mid-March of well over $700/tonne amid tight styrene availability and a relatively flat benzene market.
Benzene supply has been ample overall so far this year, with healthy cracker run rates keeping benzene and pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) availability good. Styrene has seen some prompt physical tightness owing to limited imports from the US, and several regional turnarounds pushed spot levels up over the same period.
These turnarounds on styrene have also created some length on benzene in Europe, although there has been a concerted effort among benzene traders to fix exports to the US Gulf region to help redress the regional balance. However, many expect the benzene/styrene spread to remain structurally high into the second quarter, with further increases expected for styrene between now and May.
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