Americas top stories: weekly summary

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 17 August.

Pemex begins restart of Mexico's largest refinery
Pemex has begun the restart process for the processing units of its Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca state, the Mexican state  energy producer said.

US August epoxy steady-to-soft but imminent tariffs could slow downtrend
US August epoxy sentiment remains steady-to-soft, but upcoming tariffs on imports could slow down the downward trend in prices.

US SBR contract prices rise on BD; spot prices fall on imports
US August contract styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) prices rose on higher feedstock costs, while spot prices fell amid ample supply and pressure from imports.

INTERACTIVE: China tariffs on US MEG could alter trade flows, new capacity plans
Market players are contemplating the long-term impact of China's upcoming tariffs on US monoethylene glycol (MEG), especially as new US capacity is slated to come online in 2019.