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Feedstocks Overview Transcript
The weekly Atlantic Basin feedstock report provides all the latest market commentary and spot prices for a range of refined products from the US and European perspective.
The European section deals with a range of refined products from light distillates through to heavy distillates. This includes Naphtha, gasoil barges, gasoil cargoes, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and vacuum gas oil (VGA).
For each of these markets, I speak to a wide range of contacts including producers, buyers, and brokers. Drawing on this broad base of knowledge enables ICIS to make comprehensive commentary on market events and also form an accurate and balanced view of any activity in the market-- tends which might be occurring. Sometimes contacts might be able to predict where they might thing the market might head.
For all the latest thoughts and opinions on the market and the most recent prices, the feedstocks report will be of benefit to you.
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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2014
European demand for naphtha as a petrochemical feedstock in the fourth quarter is expected to slow ahead of the Christmas and New Year holiday season.
A spate of cracker turnarounds in both Europe and its export destinations in Asia have lowered demand for petrochemical feedstocks.
The wide price spread between naphtha and alternative feedstock propane is expected to shrink during winter, with petrochemical producers expected to take in a bit more naphtha than during summer.
US ethane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas remain depressed as a result of ongoing cracker outages and record production.
US propane prices at Mont Belvieu hit an 12-week high during the third quarter, as the looming winter sparked supply concerns in an already skittish market. However, the price came down over the next few weeks, as production began to outpace demand.
US normal butane and iso-butane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub mostly followed the weakening gasoline market. There was some run-up in prices in September as result of a heavy refinery turnaround season, but prices have stabilised since.
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