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Updated to Q2 2018
US mixed xylenes (MX) supplies increased over the second quarter as a number of refineries finished carrying out maintenance scheduled from the first quarter. Refinery utilisation rates improved throughout the quarter, peaking above 97% at the end of June. However, supplies still remained relatively snug throughout the quarter alongside heightened demand for aromatics for the gasoline-blending sector as major refineries in the US Gulf Coast continued maintenance. Limited imports throughout the quarter also limited supply recovery.
US MX demand increased throughout the second quarter along heightened octane demand for aromatics from the gasoline-blending sector. Retail gasoline prices surged as consumer gasoline demand hit record levels for early June, increasing demand for octane-enhancing aromatics such as MX. Improving but relatively snug supplies on the back of continued refinery maintenance and a lack of imports also increased demand for material.
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