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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.
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Updated to Q2 2016
US Gulf toluene prices gained ground in the second quarter in line with stronger oil prices, although the extent of the observed increases was capped somewhat by sufficient supply for the product.
Toluene is frequently used as an octane booster in summer gasoline blends, while winter fuel blends, which are allowed to be more volatile, can use cheaper octane boosters like butane. In the US, summer fuel grades are mandated May through mid-September, with fuel blenders switching to summer specifications as early as March.
For chemical demand, US toluene is commonly used as a feedstock to produce on-purpose benzene.
Downstream, prices for benzene and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) were expected to see sharp upward movements at the start of the third quarter.
Toluene prices also found support from healthy demand for octane during the summer driving season.
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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