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Updated to Q4 2017
US toluene supplies saw improvements in Q4 2017 following severely depleted stockpiles in Q3 in association with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Supplies levels improved alongside continually increasing refinery rates over Q4. Supplies were further bolstered amid increased demand for downstream benzene due to delays in imports and production issues heard to have been faced by some US Gulf refiners at their aromatics extraction units. Benzene supply shortages increased demand for toluene production for on-purpose benzene production.
US toluene demand increased in Q4 2017 on the back of a surge in downstream benzene demand due to supply issues in the market. Despite a decrease in demand from gasoline blending due to winter gasoline octane requirement, delayed benzene imports and an issue with aromatics extraction units at at least one US Gulf benzene producer buoyed demand for toluene for on-purpose benzene production through selective toluene disproportionation (STDP) and toluene disproportionation (TDP).
The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration-grade toluene and commercial-grade toluene. Nitration grade is typically the most active, as opposed to the commercial-grade market.
Commercial-grade toluene will usually run at a discount.
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ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Toluene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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