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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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Updated to Q1 2015
Northwest European naphtha cargo spot prices rallied early in the first quarter of 2015 in line with upstream ICE Brent crude oil futures.
In late January, naphtha prices rose above $400/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight) NWE (northwest Europe) and kept an upward momentum through early March.
Naphtha values then began a downward trajectory, dropping below $500/tonne once again by mid-March before rallying to above $500/tonne by late March.
The volatility in March was mostly driven by movements in upstream crude oil, but naphtha fundamentals were exceptionally strong throughout the first quarter.
The strength was reflected in the naphtha crack spread, which moved into positive territory for the first time since early 2011.
Summer gasoline blending plus Asian and European petrochemical demand combined with spring refinery maintenance tightened prompt naphtha supply.
Alternative petrochemical feedstock propane was also tight during the quarter, as it was being channelled into use in refineries in place of natural gas.
Propane supply from the US was also tight until imports arrived in Europe in early March.
Updated to Q1 2015
Early in 2015, US ethane demand was supported by pent-up ethylene production.
A spate of cracker outages in the fourth quarter of 2014 depressed ethane demand during the period.
Ethylene production came back online in the first two months of 2015. This uptick in production supported ethane spot prices during that time.
However, there were several cracker outages in March, which limited demand for ethane.
Accordingly, this ended the rally in prices, which have fallen to some of the lowest levels of the year.
At this time last year, Mont Belvieu ethane spot prices were above 31.00 cents/gal, as prices were coming off the highest levels since the summer of 2008. A combination of severe winter weather, pipeline outages and increased exports drained supplies and sent prices soaring.
The absence of those issues in 2015, along with record production levels, has weighed heavily on the ethane spot market.
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