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The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration grade toluene and commercial grade toluene.
Nitration grade is typically the most active as opposed to the commercial grade market.
Commercial grade toluene will usually run at a discount. We cover all bases when it comes to getting our information; we talk to producers, buyers, brokers and traders.
We try to get as many people to talk to us as we can. That really helps us in being as accurate as we can. It is also a good reason to buy the ICIS report, the reliability of contacts and the accuracy we have in our report.
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Updated to Q3 2016
US toluene prices edged lower during the third quarter as persistent length in octane supplies weighed down on demand. Toluene is often used as an octane booster during the summer months and the end of the summer driving season in mid-September generated worries on the part of some participants regarding the demand outlook for the coming quarter. Chemical demand improved towards the end of the quarter as the spread between spot benzene and spot toluene prices jumped to the highest levels seen since November 2014, encouraging on-purpose benzene production using toluene as a feedstock. In September, players also reported that toluene demand found some support from tightness in mixed xylenes (MX) supply as some producers substituted toluene for MX in the gasoline pool to preserve MX supplies for chemical uses.
The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration-grade toluene and commercial-grade toluene. Nitration grade is typically the most active, as opposed to the commercial-grade market.
Commercial-grade toluene will usually run at a discount.
We cover all bases when it comes to getting our information; we talk to producers, buyers, brokers and traders.
We try to get as many people to talk to us as we can. That really helps us in being as accurate as we can, so that our customers have access to a reliable source of information.
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