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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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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

July 31, 2017

August global benzene contracts weaken on softer spot, sluggish demand

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains

April NGL exports down 4.4%; butane cargoes see steep drop: EIA

NGL stocks 25.4% higher month-on-month in May: EIA data

April NGL production up 5.8%; sets new all-time high: EIA data

July 28, 2017

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

Nova Chemicals restarting Joffre olefins unit after brief outage

LyondellBasell sees no major maintenance in 2H; Channelview debottleneck eyed

An Appalachian petchems hub: Potential or pipe dream? (UPDATE 2)

July 27, 2017

Cellmark takes Palm Beach PET bales at 15.6 cpp

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

Start-up of Dow cracker “imminent;” PDH still ramping up to full rates

Huntsman plans 3Q maintenance for Port Neches EO/EG unit

July 26, 2017

Formosa Plastics declares Force Majeure on certain PVC grades

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

POST DOE WRAP: Futures mixed after crude, gasoline supplies drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest drop since February

July 25, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see stout increases

July 24, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil tops $46, nat gas drops 7.1 cents

An Appalachian petchems hub: Potential or pipe dream? (UPDATED)

Sabic’s second ethane vessel makes maiden voyage from Morgan’s Point

July 21, 2017

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

July 20, 2017

China bans plastic scrap imports, largest market for US exporters

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline settle with declines

July 19, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude passes $47, nat gas declines

POST DOE WRAP:  Futures jump after crude and gasoline inventory drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise, erasing previous week's draw

July 18, 2017

Dow PDH unit returns to service

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline finish stronger

Canadian propane inventories up 19.6% in July: NEB data

Florida municipality offering 420,000 lbs curbside PET bales

July 17, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude open sweek with losses; nat gas gains

July 14, 2017

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

An Appalachian petchems hub: Potential or pipe dream?

July 13, 2017

US PVC scrap exports drop on less to China, Hong Kong

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

US July propylene contracts settle at an increase

July 12, 2017

Enterprise, Navigator Gas to develop US ethylene export terminal

US PS scrap exports surge to China, Colombia

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, RBOB rise as nat gas declines

POST DOE WRAP: Futures rise after crude, gasoline inventory drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

July 11, 2017

US PET exports through May went to 43 countries, valued at $40.6 million

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

July 10, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude sees slight gain, nat gas climbs

US PET scrap exports surge to China, Vietnam, Malaysia

July 7, 2017

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

July 6, 2017

US PET imports through May at 294,479 mt valued at $317.1 million

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline stage rally

Williams Olefins acquisition propels NOVA to 4th largest ethylene producer

POST DOE WRAP: Futures rise after crude, gasoline inventory drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest level since May

July 5, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops almost $2, nat gas plunges

Nova’s Joffre olefins unit shuts down unexpectedly

Formosa’s Point Comfort complex returning to service

July 3, 2017

June US ethylene contract settling at decrease

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

June 30, 2017

July global benzene contracts falter on weaker crude, softer spot

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, closes week with strong gains; nat gas sputters

NGL stocks 5.5% lower in April, propane stocks at 10-month lows: EIA data

April NGL exports fall 9.1%; propane cargoes plummet: EIA

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

EPD announces increased capacity at Permian processing plant

June 29, 2017

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

More NGL infrastructure planned for Permian on robust supply growth

June 28, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises, nat gas and RBOB show gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip

June 27, 2017

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

Chevron Phillips' President & CEO to retire Aug 1

June 25-26, 2017

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

Formosa’s Point Comfort complex shut down after power failure: TCEQ

June 23, 2017

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

US PET scrap imports surge from Nigeria, Peru, Honduras

June 22, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil rises, remains below $43

Braskem board approves La Porte PP expansion

June 21, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil falls to lowest level since August 2016

NOVA restarting E1 olefins unit at Joffre

CB&I contracted to expand DuPont's Orange cracker

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for second week

June 20, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline probe lower; nat gas rallies

US PET exports through April went to 42 countries; valued at $34 million

Canadian propane inventories up 53.6% in June: NEB data

Spot NGL prices on a bullish track in 2H 2017

June 19, 2017

Huntsman’s Port Neches olefins unit restarting

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

June 16, 2017

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

US PE scrap exports up on surge to China, India, Vietnam

Huntsman’s Port Neches olefins unit shuts down

June 15, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil declines, nat gas rises more than 12 cents

June 14, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil plunges to lowest level since mid-November

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures fall hard after products inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in four weeks

June 13, 2017

US June propylene contracts settle at a rollover

BLOG: Steep decline in gasoline exports helps keep US prices low

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude oil rises as nat gas falls below $3

June 12, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude rises above $46, nat gas declines

June 9, 2017

Unsorted plastic scrap exports to Hong Kong drop 22% through April

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

ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge olefins unit shut down

June 8, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extended losses; nat gas rallies

June 7, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see steep drops

POST DOE: NYMEX futures are crushed after crude, products inventory gain

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third week

June 6, 2017

US PVC scrap exports down 13%; China, Hong Kong take less

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline rise, reversing course

Dow PE unit completed, to be fully operational with cracker in 4Q

June 5, 2017

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

US PET scrap exports surge on rising volumes to China, Vietnam

US PET imports up 7.8% on surge from Mexico, S Korea

June 2, 2017

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

June 1, 2017

May ethylene contract begins to settle at increase

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

May 31, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline probe lower

June global benzene contracts see mixed settlements

NGL stocks rise 7.1% in March: EIA data

March NGL exports climb 22.2%; record butane cargoes seen: EIA data

March NGL production up 11.9%, a new high; ethane also sets record

Propane exports hitting historic high levels on robust Asian demand

May 30, 2017

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

California’s environmentalists to discuss plastics recycling rules

May 26, 2017

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

Isobutane weaker relative to butane due to lower alkylate prices

May 25, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude plunges more than $2 a barrel

May 24, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday wrap: Crude, nat gas and RBOB decline

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in six weeks

May 23, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude gains again, nat gas drops 11 cts

Florida municipality offers 420,000 lbs PET curbside bales

May 22, 2017

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

ExxonMobil finishes construction of Mont Belvieu PE expansion

May 19, 2017

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

Gasoline prices decline as exports to Mexico drop, US demand falters

May 18, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline trek higher; nat gas softens

May 17, 2017

DuPont’s Orange ethylene unit returns to service

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

US ethane exports up nearly 60% year-on-year

POST DOE WRAP: Futures push higher after crude supply drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fifth straight week

May 16, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas falter; gasoline ticks up

US ABS 1Q imports, valued at $282 million in 2016, up 6%

Canadian propane inventories up 43.9% in May: NEB data

May 15, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude rises more than $1, nat gas drops

PET scrap imports climb 17% on surge from Mexico

Braskem operates US/Europe PP assets at 101% in 1Q

Mexico PE output reached 97% of capacity in 1Q - Braskem

Canada's Pembina establishes Propylene JV with Kuwait's PIC

May 12, 2017

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

US May propylene contracts settle with decrease

May 11, 2017

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

PS scrap exports up 91% in 1Q on surge to China

Dow announces increased capacity at TX-9 cracker, new PE unit

Odfjell to make final decision on ethylene export facility in 2Q-3Q

May 10, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas shoot up

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures higher after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fourth straight week

May 9, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains

PET resin exports up 34% In March over February

May 5, 2017

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

PET resin imports up 7% in 1Q; Mexico, Taiwan top sources

1Q PET scrap exports, worth $87 mil in 2016, surge to China, Vietnam

May 4, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas see steep losses

May 3, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline stage rally

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since November

May 2, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude drops more than a dollar, nat gas also falls

April ethylene contract begins to settle at increase

Westlake Chemical’s 1Q net up 12.3%, Calvert City expansion complete

Enterprise Products Partners’ 1Q net income up 15.5%; PDH online in 3Q

May 1, 2017

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

April 28, 2017

Phillips 66 mulls new isomerization unit, fractionation capacity

ExxonMobil’s Baytown cracker to start up end-2017, hit full rates next year

NGL stocks down 8.6% in February, butane at 38-month lows: EIA data

February NGL exports fall 10.5% from prior month: EIA data

February NGL production down 3.2% month-on--month: EIA data

May global benzene contracts see mixed settlements

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

Corpus Christi cracker April rates exceed 90% - LyondellBasell

April 27, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline stumble

Dow’s net increases fivefold; TX-9 cracker’s commissioning 50% complete

April 26, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude little changed at $49.62, nat gas rises

US April propylene contracts settle

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed amid crude inventory drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies gain for second week

April 25, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rebound; nat gas probes lower

April 24, 2017

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

April 21, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with steep losses; natgas drops

Jumbo PET plant, facing reported $100-mil in claims, sees mid-2017 start

DuPont’s Orange olefins unit goes down for turnaround

April 20, 2017

US PS scrap exports surge, imports down, through February

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: WTI, nat gas falter; gasoline surges

NOVA’s Gulf Coast entry increases market share, opens export opportunities

April 19, 2017

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures lower despite crude inventory decrease

ExxonMobil, SABIC select Texas site for new petchems complex

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise most since December

April 18, 2017

Williams' Geismar olefins unit returns to service

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

Ethane frac spread flat to year-ago levels, still below breakeven

April 17, 2017

Canadian propane inventories down 12.5% in April: NEB data

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

Williams begins restart at Geismar olefins unit

PET scrap imports, rPET feedstock, up 17.6% through February

Williams to sell interest in Geismar olefins plant to NOVA

April 13, 2017

Plastic scrap exports, valued at $733-mil in 2016, up in February

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

April 12, 2017

PVC scrap exports, valued at $72 mil in 2016, up 2% in February

PET scrap exports, valued at $87.4 mil in 2016,  up 75% in February

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures are mixed after crude inventory drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

Current PDH outage to have little impact on spot propane prices

Enterprise Products Partners shuts Mont Belvieu isomerization unit: TCEQ

April 11, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rises, nat gas futures decline

Pembina relocates planned LPG export terminal to British Columbia

April 10, 2017

Ineos restarts Chocolate Bayou Olefins 2 unit

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

Enterprise Products Partners to build Permian-Belvieu mixed NGLs pipeline

April 6, 2017

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

April 6, 2017

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

Shell to begin construction on Pennsylvania cracker later this year

April 5, 2017

Sage Refined Products acquires 55% stake in broker Liquidity Partners

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees slight uptick; nat gas, gasoline retreat

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

US nonfuel use propylene inventories drop

April 4, 2017

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

April 3, 2017

March ethylene contract begins to settle at steep drop

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

Enterprise to repurpose Mont Belvieu ethylene storage cavern, build new pipe

March 31, 2017

Fire breaks out at NAPCO Georgia pipe plant

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gain; nat gas nearly flat

January NGL production growth nearly flat month-on--month: EIA data

NGL stocks down 14.1% in January, lowest levels in 10 months: EIA data

Jan NGL exports down 13.3% from prior month; butane plummets: EIA data

April US, European benzene contracts settle lower; US sees 6th split settle

Flint Hills begins planned turnaround at PDH unit

March 30, 2017

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

Formosa delays PDH unit start-up to 2020-21

March 29, 2017

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise despite crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest level since mid-February

March 28, 2017

Dow completes construction on Freeport cracker; start-up expected mid-year

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude oil rises, Brent/WTI spread narrows

Butane exports to Asia to rise on open arb, product scarcity

March 27, 2017

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

Total, Borealis, NOVA form joint venture; to build cracker, PE plant in Texas

March 24, 2017

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

Unsorted plastic scrap exports rise on surge to China, Vietnam

Westlake shuts Calvert City ethylene unit for turnaround, expansion

March 23, 2017

US March propylene contracts settle at 27-month high

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline continue drop; nat gas rises

Two new ethane vessels heading to US Gulf Coast

March 22, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude drops 20 cents, nat gas also declines

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures fall after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

March 21, 2017

PE scrap exports up in January on surge to China

Ineos’ Chocolate Bayou olefins unit shuts down unexpectedly

Ingleside Ethylene olefins unit reaches full capacity

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline probe lower; nat gas rises

Normal butane entering low-demand blending season at three-year high

March 20, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with losses; nat gas advances

March 17, 2017

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

Ascend to raise nylon 66 prices April 1

BLOG: Pre-buying alkylate for summer blending an unworkable strategy

March 16, 2017

PVC scrap exports up on increase to China, Hong Kong

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas weaken; gasoline moves up

Williams’ Geismar olefins unit shut down after power outage

Canadian propane inventories down 35.7% in March: NEB data

March 15, 2017

US PS scrap exports up 4% in January; imports down 63%

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude rises more than $1, nat gas up 4.3 cts

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for first time in 11 weeks

March 14, 2017

Chevron Phillips declares force majeure on HDPE

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude continues collapse; nat gas reverses course

Ingleside ethane cracker first in wave of new ethane demand sources

March 13, 2017

PET scrap exports surge on demand from China, Vietnam

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week mixed; nat gas resumes climb

March 10, 2017

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

March 9, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend losses; nat gas climbs

Enterprise Products Partners’ PDH to begin commercial production in July

Ineos to build Europe’s largest butane storage tank, will import US supplies

March 8, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline probe lower; nat gas shoots up

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures fall after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for tenth straight week

March 7, 2017

US PET imports up 10.5% in January on surge from Mexico--UPDATED

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas soften; gasoline makes gains

March 6, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with mixed results; nat gas gains

March 3, 2017

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

March 2, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline drop; nat gas sees slight uptick

Dow’s new TX-9 cracker in Freeport in commissioning stages: TCEQ filing

March 1, 2017

February ethylene contract settles with increase

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures fall after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since mid-September

Global March benzene contracts settle lower; US split again

February 28, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: WTI/Brent prices diverge; nat gas rallies

NGL stocks down 9.2% in December: EIA data

December NGL exports up 18.8%, hit all-time high: EIA data

NGL production 3.9% lower in December: EIA data

February 27, 2017

New Oxy/Mexichem ethylene plant starts up

YMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with mixed results; nat gas falls

Sasol Lake Charles project on track; HDPE unit to be complete by mid-year

Formosa restarting Point Comfort Olefins II unit: TCEQ

February 24, 2017

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

US PET Scrap Imports up 15% in 2016, valued at $63.5 mil

February 23, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rises above $54, Brent/WTI spread narrows

NOVA's Corunna cracker restarts after repairs

US Feb propylene contracts settle at two-year high

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures rise despite crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for eighth straight week

Energy Transfer announces a fifth Mont Belvieu fractionator

February 22, 2017

Braskem-Idesa December operating rates reach 97%

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude reverses course, nat gas, gasoline gain

PCV scrap imports up 8.5% in 2016, valued at $10.2 million

Ethane exports to increase exponentially as fleet size increases

February 21, 2017

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

Canadian propane inventories down 42.4% in February: NEB data

Westlake to take down Calvert City olefins unit for turnaround

February 17, 2017

Odfjell Terminals mulls ethylene export terminal at existing Seabrook facility

BLOG: Naphtha differential narrows on tight benzene markets

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slight gains; nat gas, gasoline falter

February 16, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; nat gas, gasoline drop

February 15, 2017

Williams expects final bids on sale of Geismar cracker in late 1Q

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude softens; nat gas, gasoline see increases

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures fall after crude inventory increase

US propylene inventories down 12% last week

February 14, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rebound; nat gas probes lower

PTT Global Chemical says Ohio cracker decision to come in 2H

February 13, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains

DuPont’s Orange olefins unit returns to service, on-spec

Raw mix NGL pipeline explodes in Louisiana

February 9, 2017

US PET exports down 6.3% in 2016; less to Canada, China

BLOG: Spot n-butane strength due to tight supply; could normalize in 2Q

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline inch up; nat gas falters

PE scrap exports down 3% in 2016; down 60% to Canada

Oxy/Mexichem ethylene plant in commissioning stages; 1Q ops expected

Total to make FID on new Port Arthur cracker this year

February 8, 2017

PET scrap exports down 8.2% in 2016; less to China, surge to India

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures higher after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since October

February 7, 2017

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

US PET imports up 15% in 2016, valued at $686.3 million

NOVA takes down Corunna cracker for unplanned repairs

February 6, 2017

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

\Dow performing propylene pipeline maintenance at TX-7 olefins unit

Flint Hills restarting PDH after weekend equipment repairs

February 3, 2017

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

Phillips 66 delays CP Chem cracker completion to 4Q, production in 1Q 2018

Production from LyondellBasell’s Corpus not fully realized until late 2Q

LyondellBasell’s 4Q net income drops 4% on pension settlement, currency swaps

February 2, 2017

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

January ethylene contract settles with increase

BLOG: US styrene hits high amid extreme domestic, global supply tightness

Ethane, natural gasoline see early-week battering on storage, liquidation

February 1, 2017

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures higher after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene inventories drop for fifth straight week

NGL stocks up 2.8% in November: EIA data

November NGL exports almost flat to October: EIA data

NGL production marginally down month-on-month in November: EIA data

January 31, 2017

ExxonMobil’s BOP-X olefins unit at Baytown returns to normal operations

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas probes lower

Global February benzene contracts settle sharply higher; US split yet again

ExxonMobil’s new Baytown cracker on track for 2H start-up

January 30, 2017

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

Enterprise’s PDH unit commercial operations expected in mid-2017

Enterprise’s 4Q net income drops 3.5% on lower petchems, crude oil revenue

January 27, 2017

DuPont’s Orange olefins unit down after electrical outage

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses

Scrap HDPE HMW done at 16-18 cpp, feeds brisk recycling market

Enterprise conducts maintenance at propylene splitter III

January propylene contracts settle with increase

January 26, 2017

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

Williams’ Geismar olefins unit running at reduced rates

Dow’s new Freeport cracker more than 90% complete; swings to 4Q loss

January 25, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline finish lower; nat gas rallies

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fourth straight week

January 24, 2017

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline move up

DuPont cracker turnaround planned for 2Q; Dow-DuPont merger delayed to 1H 2017

ExxonMobil’s Baytown BOP-X olefins unit running at reduced rates

CP Chem’s Sweeny 33 olefins unit goes down for planned turnaround

January 23, 2017

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slim losses; nat gas gains

AltaGas to build nat gas processing facility, NGL train, rail terminal in Alberta

January 20, 2017

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

BLOG: Spot PGP price spike creates uncertainty upstream and downstream

Enterprise to conduct more maintenance at ethane export terminal

January 19, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas rally; gasoline probes lower

Shell receives final local OK for Pennsylvania cracker, can begin construction

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures higher after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third straight week

LyondellBasell’s Corpus Christi olefins expansion complete

January 18, 2017

AltaGas’ propane export terminal could lift Canadian prices

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see deep declines

January 17, 2017

Nova announces Joffre LLDPE expansion startup

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; gasoline, nat gas falter

Canadian propane inventories down 27.4% in January: NEB data

January 13, 2017

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

BLOG: Record exports push US gasoline prices atypically higher at end of year

Formosa taking down Point Comfort olefins unit for maintenance: TCEQ

January 12, 2017

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extend gains; nat gas climbs on storage

Plastic scrap exports, worth $289-mil in 2015, down 7% through Nov

January 11, 2017

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest drop since August

Gulf Coast propane hubs see price bifurcation on exports dynamics

January 10, 2017

PET scrap exports through Nov down 15%; less to China

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

PET scrap imports through Nov valued at $60.1 million, up 18%

Americas Styrenics takes St James styrene unit down for turnaround

Enterprise Product Partners conducts maintenance at ethane export terminal

January 9, 2017

PET imports up 13% through November; surge from UAE

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

Dow’s Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit up and running, on-spec

January 6, 2017

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with gains; nat gas, gasoline soften

Ineos’ 5th ethane vessel in service, headed for Marcus Hook

January 5, 2017

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

PET resin producer DAK raises prices 5 cpp

Ascend raises nylon 66 prices 10 cpp in North America

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

January 4, 2017

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $53 while nat gas drops

EIA analysis: NGL production climbs, exports skyrocket in Oct as prices rise

DCP Midstream combines with MLP to form largest US NGL producer

December ethylene contract settles with increase

January 3, 2017

AltaGas makes final investment decision to build Canadian propane export facility

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

US expanded PS imports from Bahamas, Korea down sharply

Enterprise restarting isobutylene unit at Pasadena: TCEQ

December 30, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; nat gas, gasoline soften

NGL stocks down 5.6% in October: EIA data

NGL production up nearly 7% month-on-month in October: EIA data

NGL exports up 23% in October: EIA data

Global January benzene contracts settle higher; US split again

December 29, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas retreat; gasoline makes gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory increase

December 28, 2016

PET scrap bales sold at 11.07 cpp in Florida bid offering

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude tops $54, nat gas also climbs

Equistar restarts La Porte olefins unit

PCW’s Year in Review: Normal butane, isobutane and natural gasoline

December 27, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude approaches $54 a barrel, nat gas also rises

December 23, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slim gains; gasoline, nat gas soar

Canadian propane inventories down 7% in December: NEB data

December 22, 2016

Equistar’s La Porte olefins plant shut down

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

First shipment of US ethane heads for India

December 21, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude softens, nat gas, gasoline shoot up

PetroChem Wire Year in Review: Propane rises on resurgence in crude

December propylene contracts settle with decrease

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in six weeks

December 20, 2016

PET scrap imports surge from Taiwan, Nigeria, Honduras

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude oil is little changed, gasoline rises

December 19, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude settles above $52 a barrel, nat gas falls

PET exports, valued at $436-mil in 2015, down 7% through October

Equistar's Corpus Christi olefins unit resumes normal operations

December 16, 2016

BLOG: Refinery margins rebound in the Gulf Coast as gasoline prices climb

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil settles close to $52 bbl

US plastic scrap exports, valued at $816.4 mil in 2015, down 3.3%

Phillips 66’s Freeport LPG export terminal fully operational

December 15, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas settle lower; gasoline bucks trend

December 14, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline crumble; nat gas reverses course

Year in Review: Ethane set to close at highest level since mid-2014

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX futures mixed after crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for fifth straight week

December 13, 2016

 

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

Dow’s Plaquemine LA-2 olefins unit returns to service

Williams’ Geismar olefins unit restarted; fully operational by Friday

CP Chem performs repairs on valve at Cedar Bayou olefins unit

Equistar continues restart at Corpus Christi olefins plant

December 12, 2016

Indorama secures feedstock, storage, transportation for Lake Charles cracker

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

December 9, 2016

BLOG: US blendstocks trade against virtually non-existent grade of gasoline

US PVC scrap exports surge on rising volumes to China

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude tops $51, nat gas climbs more than 5 cents

December 8, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas rally; gasoline continues decline

December 7, 2016

US PET scrap exports to China, Hong Kong plunge

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI falls despite crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fourth straight week

December 6, 2016

Surge of PET imports continues from Asia, Brazil, Mexico

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline retreat after bullish run

Enterprise conducts Mont Belvieu splitter maintenance: TCEQ

Dow’s Plaquemine facility has power outage; olefins unit not yet restarted

December 5, 2016

Alberta offers $500 million incentives for two PDH projects

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

December 2, 2016

November ethylene contract settles with decrease

FM lifted on nylon intermediates at Texas plant

US plastic scrap exports down 8.6% through September

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

December 1, 2016

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

CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou olefins unit restarted, on spec

Global December benzene contracts settle higher; US split again

EPC-LST spot propane discount widens on lower exports, storage builds

November 30, 2016

Williams’ Geismar olefins plant down for maintenance

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude shoots up on OPEC cuts

NGL stocks down 0.9% in September: EIA data

NGL production falls 2.6% month-on-month in September: EIA data

NGL exports down 6.6% in September: EIA data

Dow restarts Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI rises with crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies surge to highest level since September 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build ExxonMobil’s Beaumont PE plant

November 29, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude gives back Monday's gains; nat gas also slides

November 28, 2016

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

Equistar restarting expanded Corpus Christi olefins unit

Enterprise Product Partners starting up ethane export facility: TCEQ

CP Chem resumes startup of Cedar Bayou cracker; piping leak discovered: TCEQ

November 25, 2016

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

November 23, 2016

PE scrap exports, valued at $289.7 mil in 2015, down 3.7% through Sep

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees slight dip; nat gas advances past $3

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI rises with crude inventory decrease

US nonfuel use propylene supplies touch highest level in more than a year

November 22, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; nat gas, gasoline extend gains

November 21, 2016

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

Two Energy Transfer subsidiaries to merge in deal valued at $19.9 billion

Shell’s OP-III cracker at Deer Park has compressor trip; unit being stabilized

CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou restart to resume “on or after” Nov 20: TCEQ

November 18, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with gains; gasoline extends losses

PTT looking for more partners for Ohio ethane cracker, casts doubts on project

BLOG: VGO differentials, FCC margins softer on weak gasoline fundamentals

November 17, 2016

CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou hits restart snag, on-spec production at end Nov

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

Canadian propane inventories down 2.2% in November: NEB data

P66 commissions Freeport LPG terminal with 1st cargo; operational mid-Dec.

Baytown ethylene-to-butene plant receives funding

November 16, 2016

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI rises despite inventory build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest level since May

November 15, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees strong gains; nat gas gives up ground

November 14, 2016

ExxonMobil to build new polyethylene plant at Beaumont

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight losses; nat gas shoots up

Sabic takes delivery of first ethane vessel, will arrive in Houston in December

Enterprise Product Partners extends maintenance at Mont Belvieu unit

November 11, 2016

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

November 10, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, natural gas, RBOB decline

Enterprise Product Partners conducting maintenance at ethane export terminal

Sunoco Logistics delays Mariner East 2 pipeline start-up to 3Q 2017

Indorama affirms 4Q 2017 start-up timing of Lake Charles cracker

November 9, 2016

US prime PET exports down 9% through Sep; up 15% to Mexico

US November propylene contracts fully settle at decrease

BLOG: US styrene hits 15-month high as prices skyrocket amid tight supplies

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas recover; gasoline extends losses

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI falls on inventory build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in five weeks

November 8, 2016

US PET scrap exports down 24% through 3Q, down 34% to China

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results, nat gas plummets

Westlake to take Calvert City ethylene unit down for 3-week turnaround

Westlake’s 3Q net income down 64.2% on Petro 1, Calvert City plant outages

November 7, 2016

US PET imports up 11% through September, valued at $504.7 million

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

ANALYSIS: Supply/demand surprises create volatile US ethylene market

LyondellBasell restarting Corpus Christi olefins unit

November 4, 2016

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

Pembina delays FID of Alberta PDH, PP facilities to early 2018

BLOG: Changes in China markets to cast bearish shadow over US reformate

November 3, 2016

Inter Pipeline delays FID of Alberta PDH to mid-2017; also evaluating PP plant

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline plunge further

November 2, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas probe lower; gasoline reverses course

Targa swings to 3Q net loss on lower NGL exports, softer commodities prices

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI falls hard on large crude build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies jump to highest level since May

November 1, 2016

October ethylene contract settles with decrease

Ineos acquires WL Plastics, creating integrated pipe manufacturer

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends loss; gasoline jumps on Colonial disruption

DAK lifts force majeure on Carolina PET deliveries

Oxy/Mexichem olefins plant in Ingleside to finish commissioning in mid-January

LYB’s Corpus Christi cracker being commissioned, up at expanded rate

LyondellBasell’s 3Q net income 19.6% lower on olefins ops maintenance

CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou olefins unit in start-up mode: TCEQ filing

October 31, 2016

Global November benzene contract prices post mixed results; US split again

W.R. Grace to supply Braskem with technology, services for La Porte PP plant

Bulk liquids terminals, transportation firm Westway changes name to Contanda

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

NGL stocks up 3.8% in August: EIA data

NGL exports down 9% in August: EIA data

NGL production falls 2.4% month-on-month in August: EIA data

Williams sees 3Q net profit on olefins margins, Geismar plant still on market

October 28, 2016

October US propylene contracts see first decrease since February

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

BLOG: Crude, gasoline bullish run likely short-lived by high 2017 inventories

CP Chem’s new PE units online by mid-2017; cracker in service in 2H 2017

Reliance takes delivery of world’s two largest ethane vessels

October 27, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline rebound

Enterprise to commission new PDH unit in 2Q 2017; 3Q income down 2.3%

Marathon Petroleum starts up condensate, natural gasoline Cornerstone pipeline

Dow bringing LA-3 cracker back in mid-Nov; TX-8 on track for mid-2017

UPDATE: Mexichem/Oxy Ingleside ethane cracker on track for 1Q start up

October 26, 2016

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

POST DOE WRAP: WTI mixed; market weighs warring API, EIA stock data

Vessel en route to commission P66’s Freeport LPG export terminal

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise the most in two years

October 25, 2016

US PE scrap imports up 29% in Jan-Aug on surge from Canada

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

Closing of Dow-DuPont merger delayed until 1Q 2017

Companies post mixed 3Q performances as crude slides

October 24, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight loss, nat gas plummets

Enterprise starting up 2nd dock at ethane export terminal

Dow conducting propane pipeline maintenance at Freeport cracker

October 21, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil rises 22 cts, nat gas drops 14.8 cts

BLOG: VGO differentials weakest since August, could tighten RGP markets

Petchems stocks make gains as US dollar strengthens: PCW index

October 20, 2016

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

Dow conducts maintenance at Freeport facility: TCEQ

Isobutane-normal butane spread hits 46-month high of 18 cpg

October 19, 2016

US nonfuel use propylene stocks up 25% in four weeks

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude rallies; nat gas plummets

Braskem Idesa shuts cracker, PE lines for maintenance

October 18, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline eke out small gains

Shell holds open season for Marcellus ethane pipeline

October 17, 2016

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

October 16, 2016

Enterprise restarting isomerization, pentane units at Mt Belvieu

October 14, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, natgas close week with losses; gasoline rebounds

BLOG: US gasoline exports hit record, helped by growing demand from Mexico

Petchems stocks soften slightly as indexes weaken, crude stalls: PCW index

October 13, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude oil rises, nat gas climbs 13 cents

POST DOE WRAP: WTI falls on crude stock rise; first increase in 6 weeks

Canadian propane inventories up 8.5% in October: NEB data

US nonfuel use propylene supplies gain for sixth week in seven

US PE scrap exports down 4% in Jan-Aug; up 8% to China

October 12, 2016

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

Dak Americas declares force majeure on PET resin

October 11, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see slim declines

LyondellBasell ends LLDPE force majeure

Propane exports slow in 2H, underutilization of export capacity likely

October 10, 2016

US PET scrap imports up 18% through August

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with strong gains

October 7, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: WTI back below $50/bbl; nat gas continues ascent

Higher inventories douse alkylate differentials, despite record gasoline demand

Petchems stocks post mixed results as crude soars: PCW index

October 6, 2016

Reliance expects to lift first USGC ethane cargo in December

Enterprise mulls adding ethylene export capabilities to ethane terminal

US PET scrap exports up 9% in August on demand from China, HK

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil rises above $50, nat gas up slightly

Plastic scrap exports up in August, led by China and Hong Kong trade

October 5, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises more than $1, nat gas climbs 7.7 cents

US PET imports up 27% in August; surge from Taiwan,  Pakistan

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX WTI shoots higher on 5th straight crude stock fall

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in six weeks

October 4, 2016

September ethylene contract settles with increase

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

Global October benzene contract prices settle lower

October 3, 2016

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

LyondellBasell returns Morris facility to service after turnaround

Enterprise conducts maintenance on isomerization, pentane units at Mont Belvieu

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