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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.
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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Updated to Q4 2014
Northwest European naphtha cargo spot prices were on a sharp downward spiral in the fourth quarter of 2014.
In mid-December, northwest European naphtha prices fell below $500/tonne for the first time in five-and-a-half years as upstream Brent futures dropped below $65/bbl.
Naphtha cargo values had begun trading in the $500s/tonne CIF (cost, insurance, freight) northwest Europe (NWE) in late November. Prices were as high as $700/tonne in mid-October.
The rapid erosion in naphtha values was attributed to upstream Brent crude oil futures, which declined close to 45% by mid-December from its yearly peak of $115/bbl in June.
Naphtha itself has dropped by 50% from a yearly high of $976/tonne in June, to trade at $490/tonne on 10 December.
Naphtha values were last seen below $500/tonne in May 2009.
Naphtha fundamentals continue to be weak with oversupply plaguing the market.
Throughout most of the fourth quarter, alternative petrochemical feedstock propane was selling at a three-digit discount to naphtha.
Propane remains the feedstock of choice for those producers able to crack the feedstock.
Updated to Q4 2014
US spot ethane prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas hit an all-time ICIS low during the fourth quarter on weak demand and massive production.
The spate of world-scale cracker outages has kept ethane prices low for much of the year, with record production going on at the same time.
Even the restart of several of those offline crackers did little to boost the price of ethane. Weak natural gas futures have also pressured the ethane market.
Meanwhile, spot prices for Mont Belviue liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have also weakened, mostly due the continued overproduction and plummeting crude oil values.
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