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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 Q1 2015
US Gulf barge n-grade (NGT) toluene values increased by about 30% during the first quarter of 2015, rising to the mid $2.50s/gal at the end of the period from an average of $1.98/gal in January.
Amid a mostly balanced market where availability was not problematic, sources said, pricing mostly followed crude oil values, with demand rising as summer gasoline blending increased. Crude oil values, which influence toluene prices, fluctuated during the quarter, but bookended the period by finishing at nearly $49/bbl versus about $45.50/bbl at the outset.
Throughout the quarter, relatively few bids and offers surfaced, and even fewer deals were confirmed, but ranges rose consistently, especially as refiners began to keep more product internally for gasoline blending versus making toluene available to the solvents markets and other downstream markets via truck and rail distribution.
However, Q1 pricing in the small-buyer solvents markets was broadly weaker in both the US Gulf and the Midwest, though both regions gained some ground late in the period.
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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