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ICIS publishes two methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) reports, a daily and a weekly, as well as a daily price alert system covering free on board (FOB) Rotterdam and Amsterdam price.
The weekly report, in addition to the pricing, contains in-depth commentary and analysis. This is deprived from conversations with buyers, sellers, traders – a whole range of market sources.
MTBE is a global product and as such we look at the global picture. Prices in Europe can be influenced by demand in Venezuela for example, and more particularly demand from Asia. This is because, although there is production in Europe, the majority of material is imported from the Middle East and as such Europe has to complete with Asia for the Middle Eastern product.
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Demand for European methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) remained low throughout the early part of the first quarter, with cold weather stifling demand for gasoline and its blending components.
The market saw an upturn from February onwards, however, with firmer upstream energy values, as well as improved buying interest, boosting prices.
Milder weather in the Mediterranean led to greater demand than expected from this region.
Good levels of contractual demand were noted from Italy and France, and this in turn led to improved buying interest in the spot market.
MTBE prices hit a Q1 high during late February, before easing off again on a lower energy complex.
The end of the quarter saw an export opportunity opening up to the US Gulf coast, with a shortage in the region leading to more volumes being drawn from the European market in order to satisfy South American requirements.
The improved buying interest looks set to continue heading into the second quarter, with the upcoming switch to summer-grade gasoline approaching.
Updated to Q1 2014
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