The Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether, or ETBE, report is covered weekly in Europe by ICIS. The price assessments cover ETBE spot and as a premium to Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE); an MTBE price completes the table.
Market news and analysis in the commentary compares ETBE in graphs to MTBE and gasoline, and also to Ethanol Fuel grade and FAME. Demand, supply, production issues and feedstock developments also go to complete this unbiased and independent view of the market. Whether you are buying or selling ETBE or related products, this is a valuable reference tool to use when making those important business choices.
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Ethyl tertiary butyl ether: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2017
Availability is expected to pick up in Q4, with industry players noting the market is generally long during the traditionally quieter winter months. There has not been any talk of production issues in the market in the fourth quarter, with prices generally expected to follow Eurobob gasoline values throughout the quarter.
Seasonally low ETBE demand is expected in Q4, with the switch to winter grade gasoline due to happen at the beginning of October. ETBE is traditionally used more in the summer months, when gasoline blenders strive to meet biofuel requirements, with ETBE generally considered more expensive than other blending components suitable for winter grade gasoline.
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Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Methodology
About Ethyl tertiary butyl ether
Ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) is an oxygenated fuel that can be blended with gasoline to make it burn more cleanly. ETBE is produced from ethanol and isobutylene. It is used for octane improvement and motor fuel volatility control.
ETBE is clear in appearance and although virtually colourless it does have a slight yellow appearance and a strong odour. In addition, the fuel is highly flammable.
The ETBE and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) processes are similar, and a number of MTBE units in Europe have been converted to use ethanol feedstock for ETBE production in order to meet biofuels targets.