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NGLs, monomers, polymers, forward curves for 12 products/markets, confirmed deals, plant outages.

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Updates on ethylene cash costs as well as forward curves, key ratios of ethylene and propylene prices against crude oil, ethane and propane.

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The Daily Refinery Focus is where chemicals and refining economics intersect. This report gives deeper insight into the US gasoline, blendstock and feedstock markets – and relates them to chemicals.

Weekly Recycled Plastics Report

More than 70 prices for pellet, flake and scrap material. The publication includes a PET roundup, transactions and weekly graphs that highlight price trends. Prices covered include grades of HDPE, LDPE, nylon, PET, polystyrene, polypropylene and ABS.

Weekly PVC & Pipe Report

North American PVC prices for pipe and GP grades as well as export prices. The report also includes a summary of the PVC markets, reports for municipal pipe, plumbing pipe and conduit pipe, exports and the housing market.

NGLs Week

The report includes prices, raw NGL values, Frac spreads, ethylene cash costs and natural gas ratios to oil, ethane, ethylene, HDPE, propane, propylenes. It also includes pipeline flows, fractionator operations, and production totals for Texas and Louisiana.

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July 20, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains

July 19, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude mixed; nat gas rallies; gasoline slips

July 18, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline continue climb; nat gas drops

Ply Gem to merge with NCI Building Systems

NGL 1H review: Propane prices stay higher than last year amid exports

DOE WRAP: Crude and products mixed after oil stocks rise

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

July 17, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rebound; nat gas sinks

July 16, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil plunges almost $3, RBOB drops 10 cpg

July 13, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; natgas drops

US plastic scrap exports down 29.4% through May; drop by 92% to China

July 12, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude steady; nat gas falters

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66 polymers, compounds

July 11, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline crater; nat gas rallies

DOE WRAP: Oil and products drop despite crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in six weeks

July 10, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas drops

July 9, 2018

PET scrap exports down 54% on China ban; surge to Turkey, Thailand

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline gain; nat gas softens

US PP imports slip in May, but more is on the way

NGL 1H review: Ethane prices jump on record demand

July 6, 2018

US PET imports up 34% in Jan-May on increase from Oman, Malaysia

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil ends week above $73, nat gas gains

Mexichem to Acquire Pemex’s Share in Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilo

July 5, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude mixed; nat gas softens, gasoline climbs

DOE WRAP: Oil, products mixed after crude stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to near two-year low

July 3, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude breaches $74, RBOB jumps

July 2, 2018

Global benzene contract prices mixed month-on-month for July.

US June ethylene contract agreements settle with small increase

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

June 29, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil closes week topping $74, gas drops

NGL stocks rise 31.5% in April: EIA data

April NGL production sets record, up 2.1% from March: EIA data

April NGL exports hit all-time high, up 16.6% month-on-month: EIA

June 28, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rises; nat gas, gasoline falter

Blog: Brent/WTI spread collapses, taking VGO with it

June 27, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil jumps more than $2, nat gas rises

POST DOE WRAP: Oil, products rocket higher on crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since January

June 26, 2018

US June propylene contracts settle with increase

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil jumps more than $2, gas also rises

June 25, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

June 22, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil soars $3 as nat gas declines

June 21, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil little changed, gas rises

Caliche to develop, expand NGL storage, pipeline in Beaumont

June 20, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $66, gas rises 6.4 cts

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products mixed on oil draw and products build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third straight week

June 19, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB drop

June 18, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil tops $65, nate gas drops 7 cents

June 15, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil closes week with decline, gas rises

LyondellBasell in exclusive talks to acquire Braskem

June 14, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil gains 25 cts, nat gas steady

June 13, 2018

Phillips 66 to quadruple NGLs capacity at Sweeny hub

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB gain

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products rise on crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for 11th week in past 15

Ethane supply-demand becoming balanced as spot prices surge

June 12, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil inches up as nat gas declines

June 11, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil inches up, RBOB drops

Nylon 66 feedstock HMD plant in UK down on power problem

June 8, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, nat gas close week with decline

PET scrap exports down 57% in January-April

June 7, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close with gains

US PE scrap exports down 36% in Jan-Apr on China ban

June 6, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline falter; nat gas gains

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products fall after oil stock increase

PET imports up 29% in Jan-Apr; surge from Russia, Turkey, Malaysia

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip

June 5, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil gains, nat gas, gasoline drop

Ineos Oxide moves ahead with Gulf Coast ethylene oxide expansion

June 4, 2018

US April, May ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

June 1, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses, gas gains

BLOG: Strong Brent/WTI spread roils VGO markets

Global June benzene contracts see increases

Hearing on US PET anti-dumping probe set for Sep 13 in Washington

May 31, 2018

US May propylene contracts settle with increase

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soften; nat gas rallies

NGL stocks rise 21.8% in February: EIA data

March NGL export levels up 1.6%: EIA

US NGL production at record in March, up 3.7% from February

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products fall despite oil stock decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since February

May 30, 2018

Spot butane, isobutane enter gasoline blend season at four-year highs

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas softens again

May 29, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

May 25, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with losses

May 24, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil drops below $71 as nat gas extends gain

May 23, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops below $72, nat gas little changed

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products fall after oil stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for eighth week in past 10

May 22, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil slips, nat gas rises almost 10 cents

May 21, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil climbs above $72, nat gas drops

May 18, 2018

Florida municipality offers 10 trucks curbside PET scrap bales for June sale

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with losses

May 17, 2018

Canadian propane inventories down 6.6% month-on-month in May: NEB data

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude ends flat; gasoline falters, nat gas climbs

BLOG: Isobutane premium to normal butane widens on alkylate demand, squeeze

May 16, 2018

PE scrap exports down 41% in 1Q on China import ban; surge to Vietnam

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extends increase

POST DOE WRAP: Oil, products mixed as crude stocks drop, exports at record

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for seventh week in nine

May 15, 2018

US PET scrap exports plunge 62% in 1Q on China ban

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas falters

Braskem-Idesa PE complex has May turnaround

May 14, 2018

PET imports up 17% in 1Q, valued at $258-million, surge from Turkey

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas open week with gains

May 11, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline end week with losses

May 10, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close higher

Energy Transfer delays Mariner East 2 start up to 3Q, income nearly doubles

May 9, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $71, RBOB also climbs

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products shoot higher after oil stocks drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since February

May 8, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil has steep drop, nat gas slips

Caliche secures first, long-term customer for Beaumont ethylene storage

May 7, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas start week with gains

Formosa reveals Point Comfort PE/PP expansion technologies

May 4, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; nat gas slumps

May 3, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline finish stronger; nat gas sags

BLOG: FCC margins push higher after refinery fire

May 2, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude rallies; nat gas, gasoline soften

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products mixed after crude stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip

May 1, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline falter; nat gas rallies

April 30, 2018

Global May benzene contracts post mixed settlements

NGL stocks fall 55.5% in February; ethane at lowest level since Jan 1998

US NGL production down 5% in February: EIA data

February NGL export levels decline 12.8%: EIA

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Curde, gasoline open week with gains; nat gas softens

Enterprise net income up 18.3%; PDH begins commercial service

April 27, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas close week with losses; gasoline rises

Phillips 66 expects decision on new cracker next year

LyondellBasell’s 1Q net income up 18.3% on stronger margins

ExxonMobil commissioning new cracker; expects service in mid-year

April 26, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see increases

April 25, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday wrap: Oil, nat gas inch higher.

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude and products fall after crude stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in six weeks

April 24, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops nearly $1, nat gas climbs

April 23, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with gains

US April propylene contracts fully settle with decrease

April 20, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

April 19, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; nat gas weakens

April 18, 2018

US plastic scrap exports down 40% on China ban

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Energy markets close broadly higher

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises after crude stock decrease

US nonfuel use propylene stocks drop for fifth straight week

April 17, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas reverses course

US PET scrap exports plunge on China's ban

April 16, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with losses

Anti-dumping duties on PET imports from 5 countries expected Apr 30

April 13, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

BLOG: FCC profitability pushes higher with strong gasoline

April 12, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results while nat gas gains

April 11, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline make gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises despite stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fourth week

April 10, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas drops

April 9, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains

Saudi Aramco mulling new ethylene, aromatics unit in US Gulf Coast

April 6, 2018

Equistar declares force majeure on PP at Lake Charles plant

US March ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses

Equistar postpones PE price increase to April 1

April 5, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline increase; nat gas softens

April 4, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude softens; nat gas, gasoline gain

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls despite stock decrease.

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third straight week

April 3, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline make gains

PET scrap bales from Calif redemption centers done at 17.51 cpp

One PP line at Phillips' Linden, NJ line running, second back by week's end

April 2, 2018

NGL stocks 8.6% lower month-on-month in January: EIA data

January NGL export levels decline 4.2%: EIA

US NGL production down 2.8% in January: EIA data

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

US butane exports up 23.2% in 2017; China becomes top importer

Global April benzene contracts settle with decreases

March 29, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

March 28, 2018

UPDATE: Plastiche SA to buy Bamberger Polymers

Florida sells PET curbside bales in monthly offering at 16.05 cpp

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline decline

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls with stock increase.

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

March 27, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude slips, RBOB, nat gas gain

Fluor to build new monoethylene glycol plant in Freeport, TX

March 26, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soften; nat gas moves up

US propane exports rise 13.2% year-over-year in 2017

March 23, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with strong gains

March 22, 2018

NOVA Chemicals, Energy Transfer announce ethylene export terminal

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas soften

March 21, 2018

US March propylene contracts settle with decrease

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soar; nat gas declines again

Canadian propane inventories down 18.3% in March: NEB data

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products shoot higher with stock draws

Alpek and Indorama acquire Corpus Christi PET plant for $1.1 billion

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest drop in more than a year

March 20, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil rises to top $63; nat gas gains

ExxonMobil studying US Gulf PP expansion

March 19, 2018

American Ethane, Energy & Minerals sign ethane supply deal

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

Ethane exports up 90.2% in 2017 from year-ago levels

March 16, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

March 15, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline strengthen; nat gas falls

Energy Transfer, Satellite Petrochemical form ethane export terminal JV

March 14, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas retreats

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products rise even with crude supply gain

US NGL exports up 15.2%, boosted by record Asian cargoes

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise eighth week in past nine

March 13, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline fall again; nat gas sees slim gains

 

March 12, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with losses; nat gas gains

Chevron Phillips starts up new ethane cracker

March 9, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; nat gas sinks

China's 'Sword' ban chops PET scrap exports down by 94%

March 8, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas head south

Pennsylvania shuts Mariner East 1 pipeline due to sinkholes

March 7, 2018

PET imports up 22.5% in Jan, surge from Oman, Pakistan; none from Brazil

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline retreat; nat gas increases again

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude and products fall with crude supply gain

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in eight weeks

Dow’s PDH unit in Freeport restarting

March 6, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rises; nat gas, gasoline retreat

Dow’s TX-9 olefins unit down for maintenance: TCEQ filing

Equistar’s olefins unit in Channelview down for turnaround

March 5, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with gains

US Feb ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

March 2, 2018

BLOG: Refiner Dilemma: How to make low-sulfur bunker fuel

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, RBOB end week with gain, nat gas drops

US plastic scrap exports to China fell 28.6% in 2017 on import ban

March 1, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soften; nat gas rallies

US delays anti-dumping decision on PET imports until April 27

February 28, 2018

Global March benzene contracts settle with decreases

NGL stocks 10.8% lower month-on-month in December: EIA data

US NGL production nearly flat month-on-month in December: EIA data

December NGL export levels up 5.9%: EIA

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: NYMEX, nat gas, gasoline deepen losses

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products fall with crude supply increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest since September

February 27, 2018

Waste Management wins HDPE scrap bales in Florida bid offering

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline soften

Canadian propane inventories down 43.4% month-on-month in February

February 26, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with gains

February 23, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; nat gas softens

Anti-dumping duties on PET imports from five countries expected March 8

February 22, 2018

Ascend to lift force majeure on nylon feedstock HMD on March 1

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline increase; nat gas weakens

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises with stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for sixth straight week

Dow’s TX-7 olefins unit has ‘process upset’: TCEQ filing

Energy Transfer’s Mariner East 2 pipeline to come online end-2Q

EPC-LST propane premium widens on export/heating demand

February 21, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; nat gas increases

February 20, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas open week with gains

US February propylene contracts settle with decrease

Chevron Phillips shuts down Sweeny 22 olefins unit: TCEQ filing

Formosa begins restarting Olefins I unit at Point Comfort: TCEQ filing

Westlake to expand PVC, VCM capacities in Louisiana, Germany

February 16, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; nat gas falls

BLOG: VGO is cheap, margins poor, but not for long

February 15, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas softens again

February 14, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Energy markets finish mixed

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises despite stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest level since September

February 13, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude mixed; nat gas, gasoline rally

US PET imports from S Korea, Turkey surged in 2017; overall down 1%

February 12, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Opens week with gain, nat gas, RBOB drop

LST propane prices: Exports in the driver’s seat?

February 9, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with steep losses

February 8, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

Mexichem Completes the Acquisition of Netafim

February 7, 2018

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls as stocks build

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see large losses

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fourth straight week

February 6, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soften; nat gas rallies

Corpus Christi channel deepening project to start as early as May

February 2, 2018

US Jan ethylene contract agreements settle with small increase

Court approves sale of West Virginia PET plant to Taiwan PET producer

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas close week with losses

Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou cracker start-up expected in 1Q

LyondellBasell says Channelview cracker outage to occur 1Q-2Q

ExxonMobil’s new cracker expected online later in the year

February 1, 2018

Dredging of Port Corpus Christi channel for crude loading to start in spring

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas drops

Mexichem to Appoint New CEO

MPLX to add 6 processing, fractionation plants in Marcellus/Utica

January 31, 2018

Global February benzene contracts post mixed results

November NGL export levels up 1.9%: EIA

NGL stocks 10.6% lower month-on-month in November: EIA data

November NGL production down 1.1% in Nov, ethane hits record: EIA

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline gain; nat gas crashes

Far Eastern is 'successful' bidder for WV PET plant, R&D center

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude fall as stocks build

Ply Gem Holdings Acquired by CD&R

Enterprise’s PDH producing PGP; 4Q earnings up 19%

Enterprise, Navigator Gas commit to Gulf Coast ethylene export terminal

US nonfuel use propylene supplies show biggest gain since September

January 30, 2018

Curbside PET scrap bales done at 16.8 cpp in Florida bid offering sale

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline soften; nat gas rises

PTTGC partners with Daelim on Ohio cracker

PDH margins increasingly uncompetitive on propane strength

January 29, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with losses; natgas gains

January 26, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil tops $66 as nat gas, RBOB also climb

January 25, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline falter

DAK announces 3 cpp increase on PET resin effective Feb 1

US propylene contracts settle at increase; spot outpaces CP

January 24, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline continue to rise

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude increases as stocks fall

Florida municipality offering 12 truckloads of curbside PET bales

US nonfuel use propylene stocks hit four-week high

January 23, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline extend gains

Magellan mulls building oil docks, storage facilities at Corpus Christi

January 22, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with gains

Indorama bids on W Virginia PET plant, output remains minimal

Ethane loses ethylene feedstock advantage on spot price

January 19, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with losses

LyondellBasell declares force majeure at Matagorda

Waste Management collection delays continue on inclement weather

Ship carrying US ethane runs aground in Suez Canal

January 18, 2018

Nylon giant Ascend to increase nylon 66 prices on Feb 1

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas falter; gasoline extends gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after another crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies edge up

Wintry conditions impact Houston-area olefins, polymers units

January 17, 2018

​Turkey emerges as major US PET supplier amid tight domestic supply

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see upticks

Propane weakens despite record cold on production, bearish positions

January 16, 2018

​NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains, nat gas, gasoline slip

Waste Management shuts Texas MRFs, suspends service on weather

China's National Sword cuts deeply into US plastic scrap exports

January 12, 2018

​PVC market directly affected by NAFTA negotiations

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

January 11, 2018

​NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline make gains

Wellman closing fiber unit of SC recycling plant in March

Ascend declares "partial" FM on nylon feedstock HMD from Alabama plant

January 10, 2018

​NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude extends gain, nat gas, gasoline falter

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after another crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline to lowest level since April

January 9, 2018

​One production line restarts at Mexico's Altamira PET plant

US bottle grade PET exports in Jan-Nov at 66,510 mt, valued at $96.1 mil

​NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see strong gains

California Grade A PET scrap bales done in bid offering at 15 cpp

January 8, 2018

​Waste Management services hampered in six states on weather

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with slight gains

January 5, 2018

​NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, nat gas end week with declines

US PET scrap exports plunge in Nov on China's import ban

US Nov PET imports surge from Korea, Pakistan while Mexico slumps

January 4, 2018

​Recycling giant Waste Management shuts operations in six states on weather

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas plummets

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after largest crude stock draw since August

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

Global January benzene contract prices flat to weaker amid crude gains

January 3, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas stalls

Pennsylvania halts construction on Mariner East 2 line; NGLs jump

January 2, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude opens week with losses; nat gas jumps on cold

US Dec ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

December 29, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

NGL stocks 5.8% lower month-on-month in October: EIA data

October NGL export levels up 6.1%

October NGL, ethane, propane production hits fresh highs: EIA data

YEAR IN REVIEW: Prices firm as expected PE expansion a no-show

December 28, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas make gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for second week

December 27, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil declines, nat gas jumps

December 26, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline make gains; nat gas softens

YEAR IN REVIEW: Butane, isobutane prices rise in 2017 on crude, exports

December 22, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

Formosa’s Point Comfort olefins unit shuts down after fire: TCEQ

December 21, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises, nat gas declines

Canadian propane inventories down 18.8% December

US December propylene contracts settle with another increase

December 20, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $58, gas drops

Chevron Phillips' Cedar Bayou ethane cracker reaches completion

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed as oil supplies drop to two-year low

US nonfuel use propylene supplies gain most since September

December 19, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil rises, gas drops 5.3 cents

YEAR IN REVIEW: Spot propane up sharply year-on-year

December 18, 2017

Inter Pipeline moves forward with 525,000 mt/yr PP/PDH plant in Canada

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil slips, gas jumps 13 cents

US polystyrene prices may continue rising in January

December 15, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil inches up, nat gas drops

December 14, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil tops $57, nat gas drops

December 13, 2017

​NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline slump; nat gas rallies

Dow’s Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit resumes normal operations

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX falls on increase in gasoline supplies

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since April

December 12, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline stumble

Dow restarting TX-9 olefins unit: TCEQ filing

YEAR IN REVIEW: Ethane softens, stronger on average over 2016

December 11, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil rises to near $58, gas climbs

Boardwalk, Kinder Morgan mulling storage at Mont Belvieu

December 8, 2017

US PS scrap exports to China, Hong Kong drop in Oct

US Oct PET imports plunge from Mexico, surge from Brazil, S Korea

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Energy markets strengthen

December 7, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline strengthen; nat gas crashes

December 6, 2017

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX falls on product stock build

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline plummet; nat gas rallies

US nonfuel use propylene stocks edge higher

Enterprise to convert Permian NGL pipe to crude service

December 5, 2017

US PE export tonnage rises 11% in Oct, led by HAO LLDPE

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas deepens losses

FEED contract awarded for Alberta propane-to-PP complex

December 4, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Energy markets start the week lower

December 2, 2017

US November ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

December 1, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, nat gas end week with a gain

Benzene contract prices increase on stronger downstream values

November 30, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil edges higher, gas drops

September NGL export levels increases 6.2%

NGL stocks 5.9% lower month-on-month in September: EIA data

September NGL production down 3.5% month-on-month: EIA data

US November propylene contracts settling with increase

November 29, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil extends slide, gas gains again

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX rises as crude stocks drop to 23-month low

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

November 28, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil slips below $58, gas climbs

Ineos’ ethane vessel, world's largest, to boost fleet capacity 11%

November 27, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil opens week with drop, gas climbs

November 24, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; gas drops

November 22, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude extends gains; nat gas, gasoline soften

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed on crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for first time in three weeks

November 21, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas deepens losses

November 20, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil falls close to $56, nat gas also drops

Chevron Phillips’ Sweeny 22 olefins unit restarting: TCEQ filing

Dow’s SCO-2 olefins unit in St Charles fully restarts

November 17, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with gains

November 16, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline extend drop

November 15, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline continue declines

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX lower on crude stock builds

Canadian propane inventories up 8.9% in November: NEB data

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

November 14, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline deepen losses

PET scrap exports plunge in September on China scrap ban

November 13, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: WTI edges up, most energy markets close lower

November 10, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude and gasoline slip, while nat gas rises

September US PET imports from Brazil up sharply from 2016

November 9, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas increase; gasoline softens

Braskem US PP operating rate slides to 92% in 3Q

Braskem-Idesa 3Q PE op rates rise on improved ethane supply

Indorama Ventures’ Lake Charles olefins unit to start up in 1Q 2018

November 8, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude continues retreat; nat gas, gasoline rise

POST DOE WRAP: Oil falls as crude oil inventories increase

Shell begins construction of Pennsylvania cracker, PE units

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for first time in five weeks

Energy Transfer’s Mariner East 2 pipeline delayed to 2Q 2018

BLOG: Shell FCC decision signals extra refining needed to boost supplies

November 7, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline retreat; nat gas continues gains

November 6, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with gains

Dow St Charles cracker restarted, 2nd unit returns to service this week

Huntsman’s Port Neches cracker, downstream units restarting

November 3, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas close week with strong gains

November 2, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close with gains

Enterprise’s new PDH expects full production in late November

US Oct ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

November 1, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas dip; gasoline gains

Caliche ethylene storage cavern at Beaumont to be operational in 3Q 2018

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX goes higher on crude and product exports

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since April

October 31, 2017

Update: Global benzene contract prices rise on rallying crude

NGL stocks 15.9% higher month-on-month in August: EIA data

August NGL exports almost unchanged, ethane hits fresh high

August NGL production down 1.4% month-on-month: EIA data

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas declines

Propane supplies heading for four-year lows, prices vulnerable to spikes

US October propylene contracts settling with increase

October 30, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains; gasoline, nat gas decline

October 27, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; Nov nat gas drops

CP Chem Cedar Bayou in start-up, some units online end-Nov

LyondellBasell restarting La Porte olefins unit

ExxonMobil’s new Baytown cracker delayed to mid-2018

October 26, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil climbs as nat gas declines

October 25, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude is mixed; gasoline rises, nat gas falls

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX shoots higher on crude and product exports

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for a third week

October 24, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rise, while nat gas declines

US NGL growth advances with Texas shale leading charge

October 23, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil is steady near $52, nat gas rises

October 20, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas finish week with gains

October 19, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude falls; nat gas, gasoline gains

October 18, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas declines

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall, futures are mixed

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

Canadian propane supplies little changed from September: NEB data

October 17, 2017

​​NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline make gains

ExxonMobil starts up Mont Belvieu PE unit

Butane exhibiting historic price strength relative to crude on rising exports

October 16, 2017

​​​​Flint Hills restarts PDH unit in Houston

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude gains; nat gas, gasoline decline

October 13, 2017

​​NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas close week with gains

October 12, 2017

​​​​NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline drop; nat gas sees strong rally

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures are mixed amid decrease in crude stocks

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

October 11, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas dips

October 10, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas make gains

Spot propane’s relationship to crude hitting all-time high on exports

October 9, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains

October 6, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil dips below $50, nat gas drops 6 cts

October 5, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline make gains; nat gas softens

US PET resin imports through Aug steady from 2016, up 19% from Mexico

October 4, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude slides; nat gas, gasoline gain

POST DOE WRAP: Futures fall despite decreased crude stocks

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in four weeks

October 3, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil steady, nat gas declines

US Aug and Sep ethylene contract agreements settle at increase

October 2, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

October 1, 2017

BP anchors new Y-grade NGL pipeline from Permian to Corpus Christi

US September propylene contracts settling with increase

September 29, 2017

US, Euro Oct benzene contract prices rise, Asia softens on output gain

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil inches up, nat gas drops 1 cent

NGL stocks 8.9% higher month-on-month in July: EIA data

July NGL exports up 7.4%, ethane loadings set new record: EIA

July NGL production up 3.4% month-on-month, sets fresh all-time high

September 28, 2017

Jumbo in Limbo: PET plant’s shuttering has US market tight

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB futures decline

September 27, 2017

Waste Management wins Florida PET bale bid offering at 16.5 cpp

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; nat gas rallies

CORRECTION: POST DOE WRAP: Crude rises as oil supplies drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip for third straight week

September 26, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas soften

September 25, 2017

Dow begins planned turnaround at St Charles olefins units

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains; nat gas falters

September 22, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with increases

September 21, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude closes mixed; nat gas, gasoline falter

DowDuPont starts up new cracker, PE unit at Freeport

ChevronPhillips commissions Old Ocean PE units, delays cracker start

Harvey’s impact on NGL prices differ from other hurricane events

September 20, 2017

Harvey's Aftermath: Our final summary of the hurricane's impact

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $50, nat gas declines

POST DOE WRAP: Futures mixed as supplies increase, refineries recover

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

September 19, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops below $50, nat gas declines

September 18, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude mixed; nat gas, gasoline rise

September 15, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil closes unchanged, RBOB rises 3.3 cts

Canadian propane inventories up 21.9% in September: NEB data

September 14, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas move up; gasoline softens

September 13, 2017

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures are mixed as crude stocks gain

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises more than $1, nat gas gains

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in four weeks

September 12, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil is little changed, nat gas gains

September 11, 2017

Special Report: The road to recovery: Plastics supply after Hurricane Harvey

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with gain, RBOB drops

September 8, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline close week with losses

September 7, 2017

US PVC scrap exports plunge as China, Hong Kong take less

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude moves in mixed directions; nat gas, gasoline sink

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed with statistics showing Harvey effects

US nonfuel use propylene supplies show biggest gain in six years

September 6, 2017

US PET scrap exports, worth $87 mil in 2016, surge to Vietnam, India, Malaysia

US PET resin imports steady through July, higher from Mexico, S Korea

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas move up; gasoline softens

September 5, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains; nat gas, gasoline falter

September 1, 2017

Blog: Refined product shortages from Harvey? Just export less

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil is little changed, RBOB declines

June NGL exports down 11%: EIA

NGL stocks 2.8% higher month-on-month in June: EIA data

June NGL production down 2.4% month-on-month

August 31, 2017

 

Sept global benzene contracts gain on rising spot values, tight supply

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil rises $1.27, RBOB soars

August 30, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas give up ground; gasoline soars

UPDATE: Propane inventories headed for four-year lows on rising exports

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures are mixed with crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies inch up for second week

August 29, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results, gasoline rises again

August 28, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with decline on Harvey jitters

August 25, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains; nat gas falters

August 24, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude falters; nat gas, gasoline rise

US August propylene contracts settle with an increase

Port Corpus Christi issues hurricane watch; oil docks being secured

US Gulf Coast refinery shutdowns/curtailments ahead of Harvey

Formosa shutting down Point Comfort units ahead of Harvey

August 23, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas declines

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise with crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies show small gain, remain below average

August 22, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally, nat gas softens

August 21, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with losses; nat gas gains

Propane inventories headed for four-year lows on rising exports

August 18, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline end week with gains; nat gas slides

August 17, 2017

Flint Hills’ PDH shuts down unexpectedly

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline rally

August 16, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline deepen losses

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures are mixed despite crude inventory decrease

US propylene stocks drop 5%, remain below average

Braskem-Idesa 2Q PE output slows

August 15, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas extend losses; gasoline rallies

Canadian propane inventories up 38% in August: NEB data

August 14, 2017

US plastic scrap exports down in 1H, valued at $353.6-mil

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline open week with losses

August 11, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil rises close to $49, nat gas slips

August 10, 2017

BLOG: Defying octane value, alkylate differentials stagnant as gasoline climbs

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline softens; nat gas soars

August 9, 2017

US PE scrap exports surge to Vietnam, Malaysia, India

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude gains, RBOB slips

Post DOE Wrap: Futures mixed following drop in oil supplies

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for a second week

August 8, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil declines, nat gas climbs 2.1 cents

US PET scrap exports down 2.5% in 1H, higher to Nigeria

August 7, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil edges lower, nat gas rises

August 4, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude ends week with a gain, nat gas down

August 3, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, RBOB futures drop

August 2, 2017

US July ethylene contract settling at decrease

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude climbs; nat gas, gasoline soften

POST DOE WRAP: Futures fall despite crude and gasoline supply decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise

August 1, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline stumble; nat gas rallies

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