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July 2011

The current month is also looking like a bottom as crude and benzene prices are staging a midmonth comeback. (read full article)

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Where is the Bottom in Polyolefin Pricing?

Polyethylene pricing has begun to drift lower in June and July as North America was becoming globally noncompetitive.  Global pricing had already moved lower to start the second quarter of 2011.  …

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July 2011

Polypropylene once again has its story rooted in the economics of the refinery segment more than the chemical space.  We have seen maximum ethane cracking and weak demand for propane …

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July 2011

Polyethylene pricing has begun to drift lower in June and July as North America was becoming globally uncompetitive. The new question is: “Are North American PE producer comfortable with exports …

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