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Updated to Q3 2018
Rising deep-sea western arbitrage flows to Asia generated downward pressure on the naphtha market, particularly in the later part of the third quarter. This was reflected in spot cargo purchases done at discounts compared to premiums before. Naphtha’s forward market structure flipped from a backwardation to a contango, with prompt month prices lower than forward months. A contango market typically reflects bearish market fundamentals.
Steady end-user naphtha demand in northeast Asia for petrochemicals production helped to cushion the market, stemming the downward price momentum in the later part of the third quarter. Asia’s naphtha market structure moved into a contango briefly around mid-September before recovering to a backwardation, although less bullish sentiment than before. Naphtha’s crack spread to prompt-month crude futures stayed at below $100/tonne towards the end of the third quarter, reflecting the softer market.
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