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Updated to Q1 2018
US toluene supplies decreased in the first quarter 2018 amid multiple refinery overhauls and turnarounds, primarily in the US Gulf region. A lack of import material also contributed to constrained supply levels, with cargoes heard to be delayed into the second quarter. Unseasonably high gasoline demand also weighed on supplies, increasing demand for octane-enhancing aromatics such as toluene for the gasoline-blending pool. That said, decreased demand for toluene in the chemical market somewhat eased supply concerns.
US toluene demand increased in the first quarter 2018 amid unseasonably high gasoline demand during this period. Higher demand for gasoline prompted most refiners to opt for blending their aromatics such as toluene and mixed xylenes (MX) into the gasoline-blending pool versus extract them for sale in the chemical market. Higher prices due to increased gasoline demand also reflected increased demand for product during the quarter.
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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