The ICIS Naphtha Solvent report is covered in Europe only. The weekly price assessments cover spot business in northwest Europe, Rotterdam and the UK. Our locally-based reporters gather market intelligence and produce unboased and independent news on regional activity, demand and supply updates, feedstock developments plus graphs and any other key issues affecting prices.
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Solvent naphtha: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2015
European gasoline exports to the US are expected to decline from the third quarter to the fourth quarter as the summer driving season comes to an end.
Exports are, however, expected to be higher than same time last year. This will in turn boost demand for naphtha, which is used to both make gasoline and as a blendstock when economics are favourable.
European naphtha exports to Asia could be helped by low freight rates which are expected to continue at least until November. Healthy cracker margins in Europe are helping boost petrochemical demand for naphtha.
Meanwhile, west African gasoline demand remains unpredictable.
Asia’s naphtha prices may move sideways in the fourth quarter. Cracker turnaround season will lead to lower demand at a time of heavier arbitrage imports into the region from the West.
Asia is set to receive some 1.7m tonnes of deep-sea naphtha supply in November, up by 13% from an October volume of around 1.5m tonnes. Besides, regional cracker and gasoline blending demand is seen stable-to-soft, with a slew of pessimistic global economic data weighing on the markets.
Supporting prices however, is a hefty slate of refinery maintenance in the Middle East and within Asia, curbing supply of naphtha available.
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