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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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Overall for the first quarter, toluene spot prices have been volatile.
Toluene prices began January on a downtrend, but peaked in February on short-lived interest from blenders. Prices gradually came back down again in March, because of weakening demand.
US toluene prices are expected to be stable to weak in the second quarter, according to market participants. Demand for blendstocks such as xylene and toluene typically picks up in the spring, and trade sources had said they expected some demand from the gasoline sector to pick up in March and April.
However, demand has been thin in the first quarter alongside ample octane availability.
In addition, the toluene and xylene markets have been competing with other lower-priced blendstock markets, such as reformate and alkylate.
US refiners were also said to be holding toluene and xylene for internal octane usage, according to trade sources.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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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