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Updated to Q4 2017
Supply in the Asia-Pacific naphtha markets held firm in the fourth quarter of 2017, even as there were steady deep-sea arbitrage flows from Europe. A majority of the regional crackers were operating their facilities at maximum or optimum levels to leverage on the healthy petrochemical demand. This was, in part, brought on by the higher prices of the alternative liquefied petroleum gas feedstock, making naphtha more attractive as a raw material for the crackers.
Robust end-user naphtha demand in Asia for petrochemical production kept the market sentiment firm, otherwise reflected in the product’s backwardated market structure for the greater part of the fourth quarter of 2017. Physical buying activity was lively, even as physical cargoes commanded firmer spot differentials at premiums, in comparison with discounts previously. Asia’s naphtha crack spread to prompt-month Brent crude futures mostly rose amid firm market fundamentals.
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