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Ethylbenzene US Transcript
The US Gulf ethylbenzene report that we cover at ICIS is concentrated, mostly by looking at ethylene and benzene.
It’s updated whenever the ethylene contract settles and whenever the benzene contract settles.
Now that could take anything from a month to two months, even three months, so it really, depends on what happens in those feedstocks. Those feedstocks are very crucial to the ethyl benzene report that we cover.
We assess our ethylbenzene price really, thorough calculation we look at what happens in the upstream ethylene market and in the feedstock benzene market. Those two markets are very crucial to the US Gulf ethylbenzene price that we publish.
We get our information from a wide variety of sources, producers, buyers, traders. Not just in North America but globally in Europe and Asia as well and that goes onto the report, it’s reflected in the report, it also goes into the accuracy it just… getting a good on… a whole on feel for what’s going on in aromatics and olefins as well. That’s exactly why this is a good report to look at.
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Updated to Q2 2014
The US ethylbenzene (EB) market was volatile in the second quarter, following direction from the feedstock ethylene and benzene markets. EB spot prices were on an a gradual decline in April and May, as feedstock benzene saw ample supply and weak demand.
Meanwhile, feedstock ethylene had been tight to balanced because of logistics or production issues. Ethylene prices were stable to slightly stronger for much of the second quarter.
In June though, the EB prices picked up mostly on strength in the benzene market, which had rebounded close to yearly highs from the first quarter. The rebound in benzene spot prices was brought on by strong downstream demand from the styrene industry, tight supply and limited prompt availability.
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