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Our network of price reporters delivers direct and regular insights into the local markets they work in.
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Naphtha Asia Transcript
The ICIS Asian naphtha report is published once a week. It provides market movement information, capturing deals and prices in an opaque energy market. Trading is speculative because of the intrinsic relationship between naphtha and global oil futures.
In Singapore, also the Asian oil hub, a lot of trades are often done in secrecy, but thanks our extensive and close-knit contacts with the community, producers, traders, brokers and end users, we often break news on the market and move prices such as the crack-spreads, backwardation or contango.
The report also captures Middle East exports to Asia and arbitrage patterns which are key to naphtha market players in Europe because the world exports a huge volume to Asia.
It also analyses the impacts of cracker shutdowns, both planned and unplanned. It gives context to the market player on how to make informed decisions. It is an essential report which is widely red by everyone across the energy industry.
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Asia’s naphtha prices rose to $955.50-957.50/tonne CFR Japan in mid-November from $910-912/tonne CFR Japan in August. The surge in prices was because of tightened cargo availability from India, a major naphtha-exporting country.
In India, turnarounds and upgrading works at refineries led to lower number of naphtha shipments. Naphtha exports from India were at 600,000 tonnes in November, down from 750,000 tonnes in October.
A recent spate of cuts in refinery run rates in Asia also tightened the supply of the petrochemical feedstock. The poor refining margins across the oil products chain prompted many refiners in the region to slash their run rates, because the prices of oil products could not keep up the firming crude futures.
Meanwhile, demand remained healthy as strong downstream margins kept crackers running at high operating rates. The Japanese crackers were mostly running at above 85% capacity, while South Korean crackers were operating at full rates.
However, the rise in naphtha prices over the three-month period was capped by similarly strong naphtha exports from the western markets.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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