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Updated to Q2 2017
Northwest European naphtha cargo spot prices declined in the second quarter in line with movements in upstream ICE Brent crude oil futures. The Asian naphtha arbitrage window was mostly shut but gasoline blending demand was healthy. Strong buying interest from the petrochemical sector propped up sentiment.
European propane barge prices in Northwest Europe fluctuated in the second quarter of 2017. Demand for propane was weak in the second quarter of 2017, with very little buying interest seen from southeast Asia. Stocks in China were apparently full at the beginning of June, while multiple cancellations from the US over the past months caused a lot of stock build up in Europe.
Butane barge prices in northwest Europe were on a steady decline for most of the second quarter. Supply was very tight for most of the quarter with several refineries around Europe undertaking planned maintenance. The tightness started to ease in June following the restart of one refinery, with more expected online soon after.
Butane demand was fairly healthy, with fluctuating weather conditions lengthening the winter demand season, and good demand being seen from the petrochemical industry.
Updated to Q1 2017
US ethane prices were muted during the first quarter, as cracker demand was supressed by a heavy turnaround season. However, ethane fractionation margins remained largely positive during the quarter, mostly on weak natural gas futures. Ethane rejection remains high, with analyst estimates reaching 500,000 bbl/day.
Meanwhile, US propane prices have been supported by strong exports. According to the EIA (Energy Information Administration), propane exports averaged over 1m bbl/day for the first quarter.
Exports have helped to mitigate the impact from the recent downturn in crude oil.
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