HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methanol spot barge prices have jumped more than 4 cents/gal this week in response to increases in the European market, sources said on Friday.
European methanol spot prices have increased to five-year highs, at €370-374/tonne ($487-492/tonne).
US spot barge prices have also increased to 141.5-143 cents/gal ($472-477/tonne), their highest point in more than three months. But the ?xml:namespace>
Methanex did not return a call seeking comment.
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