ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Naphtha markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
Updated to Q4 2017
Heavy N+A naphtha supply grew, as refineries resumed production following Hurricane Harvey. Light naphtha supply fell, with paraffinic naphtha imports/exports weakening due to increased costs.
Light naphtha demand fell through the quarter, as prices continued to rise with growing value in benchmark C5 natural gasoline. As those prices rose and Canada crudes fell significantly, the demand for light naphtha as a diluent for heavy Canadian crude oil dropped off. Motor gasoline demand, for which heavy naphtha is used as feedstock, stood at 9.485m bbl/day at the end of December 2017, a 200,000 bbl/day increase from the same time in 2016. However, cumulative daily demand from the start of 2017 through the year’s end was about 80,000 bbl/day lower than the previous year.
We offer the following regional Naphtha analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Naphtha marketplace.
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