European naphtha-based cracker margins rise, LPG margins fall

11 December 2017 16:49 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--European cracker margins based on naphtha feedstock have risen week on week, giving contract margins the advantage over those based on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to ICIS margin analysis on Monday.

In the week to 8 December, euro-denominated naphtha costs fell by 1%.

Meanwhile, costs for LPG rose 2%.

Naphtha-based contract margins increased by 3%, while co-product credits were flat.

Naphtha-based spot margins rose by almost a quarter week on week.

The rise was due to 3% firmer spot prices, a rise of 2% in co-product credits, and the drop in naphtha costs.

LPG-based contract margins fell by 6% week on week, and co-product credits were flat.


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