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Updated to Q4 2018
Supply in the European open-spec spot naphtha market lengthened as record low levels on othe River Rhine and planned and unplanned outages limited downstream cracker run rates for much of the quarter. In addition, poor demand for European gasoline in the US market led to a lacklustre buying appetite for blending grades of naphtha for gasoline production. In early Q4, imports from the US continued to arrive, weighing on European fundamentals.
Demand in the European open-spec spot naphtha market in Q4 was structurally weak. Planned and unplanned downstream cracker outages coupled with record low water levels on the River Rhine limited run rates and weighed on consumption. In addition, competitively-priced alternative, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), continued to win out at coastal crackers. Demand for blending grade naphtha for gasoline continued to fall through the quarter amid a gasoline supply glut in key regions.
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