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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.
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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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Updated to Q2 2016
Europe methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) prices rose gradually in the first part of the second quarter, with a short, sharp lift in early May pushing well above $600/tonne FOB AR. However a decline in the middle of May saw values come off.
MTBE’s value is often indicated by its price relative to Eurobob. MTBE ended the second quarter 8.5% higher than the start, on the back of a 9.8% rise in average Eurobob gasoline values.
It is clear the market was much cooler than a year ago, when MTBE prices were heated to more than $900/tonne by the end of June, marking a 37% increase through the second quarter, compared with a more modest 16% increase in Eurobob. This was provoked by a significant arbitrage with the US in early 2015 which was not evident during early 2016.
Nevertheless the MTBE market was balanced-to-tight in the second quarter of 2016, with demand upon northwest European suppliers seen from much furtherin eastern Europe , alongside typical demand from the Mediterranean.
The end of the quarter was when players were preparing for the typical demand uptick from the summer driving season.
One Italian refinery, Taranto, was known to have switched from producing MTBE to the greener version of the ether, ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) during the quarter, potentially for the rest of 2016.
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