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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.
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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q2 2015
US ethane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas will likely continue to follow the direction of natural gas futures.
Ethane rejection, a phenomenon where ethane is left in the natural gas stream and sold as dry gas to cool, heat and power homes and businesses, has been estimated as high as 400,000 bbl/day.
Spot prices of US propane and butane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), have been depressed on weak energy values. However, stronger export demand is expected in the coming months.
European naphtha was well-supported by West African gasoline blending demand in the first quarter, but this could decline because of delays in payment of government subsidies in Nigeria and plenty of forward supply among Nigerian importers. US gasoline blending demand remains uncertain, while Asian and European petrochemical demand is expected to be robust. However, European petrochemical producers are likely to maximise propane use in crackers as prices usually decline in the approach to summer.
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