HOUSTON (ICIS)--Americas noon snapshot Friday 10 August 2018.
|Gasoline - RBOB September||2.0425||1.9999||0.0426|
|Natural Gas September||2.931||2.955||-0.024|
CRUDE: Up on pre-weekend correction to recent losses. Weaker dollar and Iranian sanctions that could impact exports countered trade war impacting crude demand.
GASOLINE: Stronger alongside crude and buying ahead of weekend.
NATURAL GAS: Lower on new gas storage injection.
ETHANE: Up slightly on solid cracker demand.
PROPANE: Higher with crude.
BENZENE: Steady on balanced supply and demand.
TOLUENE & MX: Flat on limited activity amid higher crude.
ETHYLENE: Higher amid production outage.
PROPYLENE: Steady as lower demand offsets recent outages.
The snapshot is compared to the previous evening. Chemicals prices are the mid-point of a range. (Crude $/bbl; gasoline $/gal; natural gas $/MMBtu; ethane and propane, cents/gal; aromatics $/gal; olefins, cents/lb)