Americas top stories: weekly summary

21 August 2017 15:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 18 August 2017:

US Aug epoxy likely flat, but downward pressure being exerted
US August epoxy resins contracts are expected to roll over, tracking mostly steady spot pricing and supply/demand balances, sources said on Tuesday.

Braskem to start construction at US PP plant in 2-3 months
Braskem plans to start construction at its new polypropylene (PP) plant in La Porte, Texas, in the next two to three months, the CEO of the Brazilian polyolefins producer said on Wednesday.

Braskem cracker run rates fall in Mexico on Pemex ethane woes
Run rates at the new Ethylene XXI complex in Mexico fell in the second quarter, in part because of problems securing ethane from Pemex, the CEO of Braskem said on Wednesday.

US August barge acetone awaits direction from feedstock RGP
US August barge acetone contracts are not expected to move much, tracking upstream prices, but the direction remains unclear, sources said on Thursday.

US August PX contract settles up on firmer crude, MX
US paraxylene (PX) contracts settled higher for August, tracking higher prices upstream and in Asia, market sources said on Friday.

By Staff Reporter