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

Mid-day Update

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

Week in Review

Published each Friday, the Week in Review provides a handy encapsulation of the week's pricing and trading activities.

Daily Refinery Focus

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.

Global Daily Benzene Report

The Global Daily Benzene Report  provides insight into what moved the markets, from fundamentals to arbitrage to participant sentiment. It includes prices for Asia, Europe and the US; charts showing differentials and ratios; transactions, freight rates and outages.

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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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

September 30, 2016

NGL exports rise 4.9% in July: EIA data

NGL stocks up 3.1% in July: EIA data

NGL production up 2% month-on-month in July: EIA data

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil closes above $48, nat gas plunges

BLOG: Venezuela's oil supplies to the US are at risk, as are low US pump prices

September 29, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rises close to $48, nat gas drops 4.3 cents

September 28, 2016

NYMEX Wednsday Wrap: Crude sees strong rally; Oct nat gas expires lower

September US propylene contracts settle at 18 month high

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX shoots higher on fourth straight weekly crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since April

September 27, 2016

Plastic scrap imports, valued at $212 mil in 2015, up 9% through July 

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees significant decline; nat gas almost flat

US ethane arrives at Scottish cracker

ExxonMobil’s Beaumont cracker has operational upset over weekend

September 26, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil rises near $46, nat gas also climbs

Enterprise starting up Splitter I unit at Mont Belvieu

September 23, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, nat gas both fall

Canada's Inter Pipeline completes acquisition of Williams' Canadian assets

Bullish EIA inventory figures a head scratcher, correction in the works?

Petchems stocks advance alongside crude: PCW index

September 22, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude continues to inch up; nat gas falls below $3

September 21, 2016

US PET exports, valued at $436-mil in 2015, down 11% through July

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas extend gains

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX shoots higher on crude draw

Isobutane premium over normal butane blows out on shortcovering, demand

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fourth week

September 20, 2016

US PET imports rise on price, global glut; payment in dollars is incentive

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees mild gains, nat gas shoots past $3 mark

US ethane reaches Scotland, exports to Sweden expected by month’s end

Texas PET plant oil dock completion delayed two weeks

Petrobras slashes budget, to exit petchems business to reduce debt

September 19, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight gains; nat gas falters

September 16, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slight losses; nat gas rallies

BLOG: Colonial Pipeline outage does little to change bearish gasoline situation

Dow’s PDH unit in Freeport in startup mode: TCEQ filing

September 15, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline see slight rally

TPC sells Baytown chemicals plant to SI Group

September 14, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude crumbles again, nat gas trends lower

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX falls on moderate inventory crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for third straight week

September 13, 2016

Taiwan now second largest source of US PET imports

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline slump

Ethane demand loss due to outages near 2014 levels; price impact mixed

Ineos awards LAO construction contract to Jacobs

Enterprise Product Partners files lawsuit over PDH unit delays

September 12, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight gains; nat gas skyrockets

Canadian propane inventories up 17% in September: NEB data

September 9, 2016

Dow’s Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit goes down for planned maintenance

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

BLOG: Crude's price jump unlikely a bellwether for the future

LyondellBasell to move ahead with La Porte PE expansion

Appalachian ethane demand/supply balance to evolve rapidly by end of decade

Petchems stocks largely up as crude gets boost: PCW index

September 8, 2016

Enterprise Product Partners exits possible Williams buyout

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil jumps more than $2, natgas also climbs

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude, products higher on inventory decline

Nova's LLDPE expansion mechanically complete

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

September 7, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude rallies, nat gas probes lower

September 6, 2016

US PET scrap imports up 18% through July

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude opens shortened week with slight gains

Tanker fire shuts down Houston Ship Channel

Enbridge buying Spectra for $28 billion, creating largest energy infrastructure firm

Williams mulling sale, tolling agreement for Geismar olefins plant

September 3, 2016

August ethylene contract settles with increase

September 2, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with rally; nat gas holds firm

US plastic scrap exports up 8% in July

US PET imports, valued at $695 million in 2015, up 27% in July

BLOG: RGP price strength, supply tightness due to lower FCC margins

Petchems stocks see minimal movements despite crude’s crash: PCW index

September 1, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude continues descent; nat gas plummets

First ship carrying US Gulf Coast ethane exports leaves Houston terminal

August 31, 2016

NGL stocks see marginal increase of 0.7% in June: EIA data

NGL exports fall 19% in June: EIA data

NGL production down nearly 2.6% month-on-month in June: EIA data

Texas PET plant oil dock completion delayed to September 19

Global September benzene contract prices see mixed settles, US split again

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees sharp decreases, nat gas rallies

M&L Plastics takes PET scrap bales at 11.65 cpp in Florida sale

Dow starting up units at TX-8 olefins plant

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX Crude falls on stock build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies gain for first time in eight weeks

August 30, 2016

PET scrap bales done at 16.11 cpp in California sale

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

Demand for Appalachian ethane to see steep climb due to exports

August 29, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight losses; nat gas also lower

Indorama’s Lake Charles cracker gets air permit; start up in 4Q 2017

August 26, 2016

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

BLOG: Potential Lyondell plant sale shows struggle of merchant refiners

Petchems stocks post mixed results as crude slides: PCW index

August 25, 2016

US imports of PET scrap up 13% in H1 2016; up 199% from Honduras

Canadian propane inventories up 39% in August: NEB data

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude sees mild gains; nat gas continues rise

Styrolution’s styrene unit at Bayport has ‘upset’

Berry Plastics strikes $765 million deal for AEP Industries

Appalachia’s ethane supply/demand balance in major flux through 2021

Borealis’ US ethane exports delayed 9 months to 3Q 2017

August 24, 2016

Texas Railroad Commission sides with Eastman in Westlake pipeline dispute

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees steep decline, nat gas extends gains

Chevron Phillips quickly restarts Cedar Bayou olefins after Tuesday upset

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX Crude falls on stock build, other products mixed

US nonfuel use propylene inventories see seventh straight decline

August 23, 2016

ExxonMobil’s Baytown olefins plant has operational issue, returning to normal ops

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees slight gains; nat gas extends strong gains

Westlake’s Petro II cracker restarting after operational issue

Sasol increases cost of Lake Charles petchems facility; cracker online in late 2018

August 22, 2016

US PET exports down 13% in 1H, down 33% to China

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with steep declines; nat gas shoots up

August 19, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with mixed results; nat gas shoots up

BLOG: US benzene in extreme backwardation on lack of imports

August PGP contracts settle with increase

Petchems stocks move up as crude jumps: PCW index

August 18, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas surge; Brent settles above $50

INVISTA restarts Texas nylon intermediates plant

August 17, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas see mild gains

California-based company plans methanol plants in West Virginia

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX Crude and RBOB rise on inventory draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for sixth straight week

August 16, 2016

Shell building ethane pipeline to support Pa. cracker

ExxonMobil’s olefins unit in Beaumont offline after compressor trip

Dow’s PDH unit in Freeport returns to service

ExxonMobil restarting Baton Rouge olefins unit

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

NAPP sues Williams over proposed Alberta polypropylene plant

ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex has ‘operational issue:’ community hotline

Early butane blending into gasoline unlikely to provide significant price support

Huntsman’s Port Neches facility has power outage Monday: TCEQ

Dow’s TX-8 olefins unit undergoing maintenance: TCEQ

August 15, 2016

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

ExxonMobil’s Beaumont olefins units report compressor trip: TCEQ filing

August 12, 2016

BLOG: Record gasoline imports another bearish factor for prices

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

Ethane ship delivered for Borealis’ US exports

Petchems stocks advance as crude, indexes continue ascent: PCW index

August 11, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline jump; nat gas slips

US plastic scrap exports steady in H1 2016; non-sorted up 18%

August 10, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, RBOB finish lower

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX RBOB falls despite gasoline draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fifth straight week

August 9, 2016

US PET scrap exports down 35% in 1H 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees slight losses; nat gas crumbles

Wrap of NGL and infrastructure announcements from 2Q earnings calls

August 8, 2016

BASF/Total cracker in Port Arthur shut due to equipment failure

Williams sells Canadian assets for CAD$1.35 billion to Inter Pipeline

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

Phillips 66’s takes 2 FCCs down for maintenance

August 5, 2016

US PET imports up 8.5% in 1H 2016; Brazil volumes surge

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slim losses; nat gas falls

BLOG: Recent gasoline strength a red herring; supply remains loose

Petchems stocks post mixed results as crude rallies, indexes dip: PCW index

August 4, 2016

Enterprise Product Partners’ 1st ethane export cargo loading delayed

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude extends rally, nat gas weakens

Braskem-Idesa PE capacity ran at 32% in 2Q

ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge olefins plant shuts down unexpectedly

August 3, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas stage strong recovery

Targa confirms 3 LPG cargo cancellations for year-to-date

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks rise again, NYMEX up with gasoline draw

Oxy/Mexichem’s joint venture Ingleside cracker to start up in 1Q

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since October 2014

August 2, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas extend losses

Williams’ proposed Alberta PDH plant part of Canadian asset sale in 3Q

Westlake’s expanded Petro 1 cracker returns to service

Isobutane-normal butane premium hits 25-month high on end-month positioning

August 1, 2016

Initial July ethylene contract agreement confirmed at rollover

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

Boardwalk transportation, storage service for Sasol cracker online late ‘17

NGL stocks rise 10.4% in May: EIA data

Enterprise Product Partners conducts splitter maintenance at Mont Belvieu

July 29, 2016

NGL exports at record high in May, up 23.29% month-on-month: EIA data

NGL production up nearly 6% month-on-month in May, hits record high: EIA data

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with mixed results, nat gas rallies

Global August benzene contract prices settles with increases; US split again

P66 execs say CP Chem cracker start-up seeing delay of ‘several months’

BLOG: A hazy shade of winter (grade gasoline): Kicking the supply overhang can

LyondellBasell to build new PE unit in La Porte, delays Channelview expansion

P66’s 2Q earnings collapse 51% on steep decreases in refining, chemicals sales

LyondellBasell’s 2Q net income down 17.9% on lower sales, maintenance

Petchems stocks soften as crude collapses: PCW index

July 28, 2016

Westlake Chemical successfully restarts Calvert City ethylene unit

Westlake Chemical’s 2Q net income down 45.8% on outages, Axiall acquisition

Rock-Tenn takes Florida PET bales at 11.81 cpp

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude continues fall; nat gas shoots higher

Westlake restarts Lake Charles LDPE unit

Enterprise Product Partners’ expect 1st ship at ethane export terminal Aug. 1

Dow Chemical’s PDH unit back up next week; TX-9 cracker 70% complete

Dow Chemical’s 2Q nearly triples on Dow Corning restructuring

Enterprise Product Partners’s 2Q earnings up 2.3% on increased volumes

US exports of unsorted plastic scrap surge to Vietnam, Hong Kong

Enterprise Product Partners loads 9 PGP cargoes from terminal

July 27, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude resumes collapse; natgas falls on expiration

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks rise for first time since May as prices fall

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since March

Dow restarting PDH unit in Freeport

July 26, 2016

Ascend increasing prices of nylon intermediates August 1

ExxonMobil restarts Baton Rouge olefins unit

Tuesday NYMEX Wrap: Crude ends mixed, natural gas slips

Second-quarter earnings come amid rising stock prices, major company moves

UPDATE: Valero starts 90,000 b/d Houston unit; Port Arthur work set for 3Q

July 25, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with steep losses; nat gas also falters

SABIC, ExxonMobil mulling JV petchems complex on US Gulf Coast

Schedule of petchems, midstream companies second-quarter earnings calls

July 22, 2016

US PS scrap exports up 31% in Jan-May on surge to China

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; nat gas sees sharp gains

LyondellBasell begins turnaround at Morris ethylene unit

Gasoline, octane prices remain depressed amid peak demand period

LyondellBasell delays start-up of expanded Corpus Christi cracker

Petchems stocks post mixed results as crude falters: PCW index

July 21, 2016

BLOG: As gasoline demand hovers near record, prices are set to soften

Ineos Styrolution’s Bayport styrene, ethylbenzene units have ‘upset’

Ascend raising price of polymers, compounds, fibers

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

ANALYSIS: US-Asia/Europe ethane exports to increase amid narrow price arbitrage

Altagas inks deal with Asian LPG firm for proposed Canadian export terminal

July 20, 2016

July propylene contracts settle with increase

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude stages weak rally; nat gas, gasoline falter

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall again, NYMEX mixed

Dow, DuPont stockholders approve merger

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level in four weeks

July 19, 2016

Huntsman's Port Neches ethylene unit experiences operational upset

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends losses; nat gas sees mild rally

Update: Enterprise loads PGP export cargoes from Gulf Coast terminal

July 18, 2016

US plastic scrap exports, valued at $816 million in 2015, down 17% in May

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

CP Chem’s Sweeny 22 ethylene unit restarts

Canadian propane inventories up 26.4% in July: NEB data

Westlake restarting Calvert City ethylene unit

July 17, 2016

Propylene pipeline leak at Exxon Baytown plant prompts shelter in place order

July 15, 2016

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

Petchems stocks up as crude, indexes rally: PCW index

July 14, 2016

Benzene spill shuts down portion of Houston Ship Channel

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rises, natural gas falls

July 13, 2016

US PET exports, valued at $436-mil in 2015, down 14% in Jan-May

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude settles down sharply; nat gas sees mild gains

CP Chem’s Sweeny 22 ethylene unit has outage

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall again, but NYMEX crude drops

Dow’s PDH unit in Freeport offline due to process disruption

ANALYSIS: Ethane frac spread sees sharp contraction in July

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

July 12, 2016

US PET scrap exports down 36% through May on less to China, HK

Formosa Plastics VCM reactor at Pt Comfort to Restart Thursday

Enterprise Product Partners commissioning ethane export terminal: TCEQ filing

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees strong rally; cash gasoline diffs mixed

July 11, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with losses; nat gas sees steep drop

US PET imports up 35% in May; none from China, India, Oman

July 8, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slight gains; natgas rallies

INVISTA to stop nylon 66 production at Chattanooga plant

Petchems stocks dive as crude plummets: PCW index

July 7, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil plunges to $45.14, natgas also drops

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall, but NYMEX crude drops as well

US nonfuel use propylene supplies increase for second straight week

July 6, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas stage slight rally

July 5, 2016

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

PET cans with metal lids contaminate recycling stream: APR

Ineos Styrolution returns Sarnia styrene plant to service

July 2, 2016

Enterprise Product Partners conducts maintenance on Splitter I: TCEQ

US June ethylene contracts fully settle with a month-on-month increase

July 1, 2016

NAPCO to Temporarily Close Its Greensboro, GA PVC Pipe Plant

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with mild gains; natgas climbs

Williams’ chairman, board members resign after termination of ETE deal

PBF Energy completes acquisition of Exxon’s Torrance refinery

Petchems stocks falter as crude softens, Euro crumbles: PCW index

June 30, 2016

Oil dock at Corpus Christi PET plant project delayed

Global July benzene contract prices settles with increases; US split again

NGL exports up 2.9% month-on-month in April: EIA data

NGL production down 3.4% month-on-month in April: EIA data

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude retreats, WTI takes bigger hit; natgas rises

June 29, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude gains; natgas falls as Aug takes prompt position

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall, NYMEX crude rises

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise, ending five weeks of declines

Energy Transfer ends buyout deal of Williams

June 28, 2016

Westlake Chemical declares force majeure on all products at Calvert City

Power outage halts Total's Carville PS plant

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rallies, natgas shoots up 20.1 cents

Enterprise Product Partners’ Mississippi gas plant shut after fire

Kinder Morgan sells 50% stake in Ohio NGL pipeline to Riverstone

June 27, 2016

Williams stockholders vote for merger; will appeal court ruling

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude declines; natgas rises on utility demand

June 25, 2016

Court ruling allows Energy Transfer to exit Williams buyout

June 24, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude drops more than $2, natgas falls 3.6 cts

Invista declares FM on US nylon 66 feedstock

Petchems stocks rally as crude makes gains: PCW index

June 23, 2016

US PE scrap exports steady in January-April; 44% went to China

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: August crude rises above $50, natgas gains

June 22, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: August crude drops, natgas falls 9.1 cts

POST DOE WRAP: Oil prices drop despite decline in crude stocks, production

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fifth straight week

Dow’s Freeport PDH unit returns to service

June propylene contracts settle with increase

June 21, 2016

US scrap PS exports up 27% through April; up 99% to China

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops 52 cts, natural gas rises

June 20, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains; natgas surges

Flint Hills Resources PDH unit returned to service

June 17, 2016

Eastman restarting HCC-3 ethylene unit at Longview

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with gains; natgas rallies

Petchems stocks stumble as crude crumbles, settles below $50: PCW index

June 16, 2016

US prime PET exports down 13% in January-April 2016 from year earlier

Westlake’s Calvert City ethylene unit resolving operations issue

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Energy markets broadly lower

June 15, 2016

New Indiana PET repro plant online in two weeks: Verdeco

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude extends slide; natgas reverses course, drops

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall, NYMEX oil drops

Canadian propane inventories up 29.3% in June: NEB data

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fourth week

June 14, 2016

Lotte Chemical, Axiall break ground on JV ethane cracker in Lake Charles

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends losses; natgas up again

June 13, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight losses; natgas up

June 12, 2016

Flint Hills begins restarting PDH unit in Houston

June 10, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; WTI below $50/bbl

Westlake Chemical acquires Axiall for $3.8 billion

Petchems stocks continue rise as crude moves above $50/bbl: PCW index

June 9, 2016

US PET imports up despite antidumping duties

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; natgas resumes surge

June 8, 2016

Ineos Chocolate Bayou Olefins 1 running at normal operating rates

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil settle above $51, natgas slips

US PET scrap exports down 31% in April

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks fall, NYMEX increases

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline the most since November

June 7, 2016

CP Chem’s Sweeny 24 and 33 olefins units producing on-spec ethylene

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rises to settle above $50/bbl; gasoline bucks trend

Lotte Chemical makes bid for Axiall

Shell makes FID to build Pennsylvania cracker, PE units

June 6, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, natgas open week higher; gasoline bucks trend

BASF indefinitely postpones FID on methane-to-propylene site in Texas

Motiva restarting Port Arthur refinery FCC: TCEQ

US PET imports down 4% in April; up 15% from Mexico

Sasol’s chem facility delayed, capital costs increase

ExxonMobil’s Beaumont units see flaring after ‘equipment trip

Dow’s TX-8 olefins unit in Freeport has flaring after ‘process upset

June 3, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops more than 50 cts; natgas also down

Petchems stocks chart higher even as crude drops: PCW index

June 2, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude reverses course; natgas keeps momentum

UPDATE: US May ethylene contracts fully settle with a month-on-month decrease

UPDATE: Dow Freeport olefins unit returns to normal after compressor trip

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks and production drop, NYMEX prices mixed

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

UPDATE 3: Exxon’s Baytown olefins plant has operational issue; no production impact

Flint Hills taking down PDH unit: community hotline

US May ethylene contracts begin settling with a month-on-month decrease

June 1, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude continues to fall; natgas surges

May 31, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude opens week with slight loss; natgas gains

NGL exports falls 7.4% month-on-month in March: EIA data

CP Chem’s Sweeny 33 cracker restarts

UPDATE: US June benzene contract price drops 8 cpg; Asia, Europe lower

CP Chem’s Sweeny 24 cracker shuts down over weekend: TCEQ

Citgo restarting FCC at its Corpus Christi refinery: TCEQ

Marathon Petroleum to conduct FCC maintenance at Galveston Bay refinery

May 27, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude slips; natgas rallies

BNSF reports several Texas tracks closed by heavy rain

Corpus Christi PET to stay in US: M&G

Petchems stocks mostly higher as crude, indexes rise: PCW index

May 26, 2016

Energy Transfer files lawsuit to ‘immediately terminate’ Williams merger

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results; natgas reverses course

May 25, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude extends gains; natgas rallies

US 1Q PVC scrap exports up 6.2%

POST DOE WRAP: Crude stocks, production fall; NYMEX prices post mixed results

US nonfuel use propylene inventories drop slightly

Petrobras’ Pasadena FCC shutting for maintenance: TCEQ

May 24, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees slight gains; natgas falls below $2/mmBtu

Enterprise Product Partners conducts splitter maintenance

May 23, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with losses; natgas trends lower

Westlake to submit revised bid to buy out Axiall

P66’s Sweeny refinery has plant-wide outage

CP Chem’s Sweeny 33 cracker goes down due to power failure: TCEQ

May 20, 2016

ExxonMobil announces PP price decreases

Axiall Plaquemine VCM Plant Restarts Late, Oxy LaPorte VCM Back Up

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; natgas holds about $2

Enterprise Product Partners restarting Pasadena isobutylene unit: TCEQ

Petchems stocks mostly lower again despite crude gains: PCW index

May 19, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude posts minimal losses; natgas rallies

First-quarter earnings calls yield project updates, announcements

May 18, 2016

Dow PDH unit in Freeport down due to compressor trip

LyondellBasell declares force majeure on LLDPE; impact undefined

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude's upward run snaps; natgas still trends lower

Corpus Christi PET plant likely operational in Q1 2017: Port

POST DOE WRAP: Crude oil rises even as inventories climb

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest level since October

May 17, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends gains, natgas rallies

Enterprise to conduct maintenance on Mont Belvieu propylene splitter

Dow’s polyethylene unit at Freeport to go down for maintenance

Ineos to build world-scale linear alpha olefins unit at Chocolate Bayou

Canadian propane inventories up almost 12% in May: NEB data

May 16, 2016

Plunge in US PET scrap exports due to demand drop from China, HK

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains; natgas plummets

US May propylene contracts completely settle

Williams files new lawsuit to bind Energy Transfer to original merger agreement

May 13, 2016

US May propylene contracts start to settle

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops but remains above $46; RBOB climbs

Petchems stocks mostly lower on disappointing 1Q results: PCW index

May 12, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude ekes out slight gains; natgas reverses course

HDPE natural scrap bale prices fall

Honeywell spinning off resins/chemical unit into stand-alone business

Braskem-Idesa LDPE startup expected soon

May 11, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, natgas, gasoline extend gains

Worker killed at Exxon’s Beaumont refinery

Union Pacific outlines 2016 Railroad Infrastructure Investments

US PET exports up 11% in March; Canada is top destination

UPDATE: Siluria says methane-to-ethylene technology commercially viable

Keyera’s fractionator expansion commercially online in June

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and product stocks fall; NYMEX up

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb first time in four weeks

May 10, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rallies on supply issues; natgas also pulled higher

May 9, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude  opens week with losses; natgas trends lower

May 6, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with gains; natgas perks up

Dow’s propane dehydrogenation plant in Freeport has restarted.

US plastic scrap exports down 13.5% in March

Petchems stocks mostly lower as crude, indexes sees losses: PCW index

May 5, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude continues rally; natgas reverses course

Occidental’s JV cracker with Mexichem on track for 1Q 2017 start-up

Axiall says JV cracker with Lotte Chemical could come online late 2018

Energy Transfer NGL frac, pipes on target; Appalachian project online Nov 2017

Energy Transfer doubts Williams buyout completion; cites tax issues

May 4, 2016

Williams sinks to net loss in 1Q on MLP merger termination, PDH project

PTTGC moves final decision on Ohio cracker to early 2017

Shell to make final investment decision on PA cracker in next 12 months

US PET imports up 18.5% in March, up 80% from Mexico

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees slight rally; natgas continues rise

POST DOE WRAP: Crude increases despite inventory gain; production lower

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third week

Axiall sets annual meeting date; Westlake urges vote for new board

Motiva restarting Port Arthur FCC unit Wednesday: TCEQ filing

May 3, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extend losses; natgas ralliesU

California PET bale prices rise on seasonal demand

US ethylene contract fully settles for April

Westlake Chemical’s 1Q profit down 15.9% on lower prices

Valero’s Houston alkylation unit enters engineering, construction phase in 1Q

Westlake’s expanded Petro 1 cracker back in service in 3Q

May 2, 2016

CP Chem restarts Sweeny 24, achieves on-spec ethylene

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with steep losses; natgas plummets

CSX re-routes some trains operating through DC

Boardwalk’s pipe, storage services for Sasol cracker online in late 2017

April 29, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slight losses; natgas surges

NGL exports falls 6.5% month-on-month in February: EIA data

NGL production down 5.7% month-on-month in February: EIA data

Occidental makes Hollub first female CEO of a big US energy explorer

US May benzene contract price settles down 9-11 cpg; Europe also lower

Targa’s 5th Mt Belvieu fractionator in start-up, fully operational by end 2Q

Waste Management takes PET scrap at 10.86 cpp in Florida bale sale

P66’s 1Q earnings crumble 61% on weaker margins

ExxonMobil’s 1Q earnings plummet 65%; chem earnings lone bright spot

CP Chem’s ethane cracker 75% complete, on track for mid-2017 start-up

Petchems stocks mostly higher as crude extends gains: PCW index

April 28, 2016

Marathon natural gasoline, condensate Cornerstone pipe on track for 4Q start

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude extends gains, natgas resumes fall

Mexichem’s JV cracker with OxyChem 80% complete, online at end of year

ANALYSIS: As crude supplies rise, so do prices in 'counter-intuitive' move

EPD growing more bullish on ethylene export terminal

Marathon 1Q profit declines $890 million on weaker crack spreads, turnarounds

Enterprise 1Q profit up 2.9% on record NGL transport, export volumes

Dow’s 1Q earnings take hit on polyurethanes lawsuit settlement

Dow’s Freeport PDH plant expected to restart next week

April 27, 2016

NOVA PE 1 construction site accident results in fatality

Saitoh Named President of Shin-Etsu Chemical

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises above $45, natgas drops below $2

ExxonMobil producing new PE grades in Texas

POST DOE WRAP: Crude increases despite inventory gain; production drops

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

April 26, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil jumps above $44 as natgas declines 3.1 cents

PolyOne first quarter earnings, distribution volumes increase

April 25, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude falls more than $1, natgas drops 7.7 cents

Westlake files definitive proxy statement for Axiall 2016 annual meeting

Canine Units Find More Bodies in PMV Plant

April 22, 2016

Mexichem declares force majeure for VCM, ethylene after plant blast

VCM Leak in Storage Area Thought Cause of Deadly Explosion in Mexico

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with slight gains; natgas rallies

LyondellBasell expanded cracker to be in service ‘latter half’ of 3Q

UPDATE: Death toll rises in Mexichem/Pemex plant blast

LyondellBasell income down on weaker ethylene, refining margins

Petchems stocks extend gains as crude continues climb: PCW Index

April 21, 2016

Rain, Flooding Continue to Impact Rail Service in Houston Area

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil drops, Brent/WTI spread narrows to $1.39

UPDATE: Mexichem/Pemex VCM plant blast kills 13

April 20, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil climbs above $42, natgas falls

POST DOE WRAP: Crude falls on inventory gain; production drops

US nonfuel use propylene supplies fall first time in six weeks

April 19, 2016

Florida May scrap bale sale includes 10-12 trucks of PET

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil rises above $41, natgas jumps 14.8 cents

Houston Flooding Causing Rail Delays

April 18, 2016

UPDATE: Strong storms, flooding hit Houston area; Ship Channel reopens

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil drops below $40, natgas rises

Westlake Chemical’s Petro 1 olefins unit down for planned maintenance

Citgo’s Corpus Christi refinery FCC to go down for maintenance: TCEQ

HOUSTON FLOOD: Strong storms, flooding hit Houston area; Ship Channel shut

HOUSTON FLOOD: Flint Hills restarting PDH plant

April 15, 2016

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

Eastman to begin planned turnaround at Longview olefins unit Sunday

Shell’s Deer Park chemical unit still experiencing ‘upset’

Petchems stocks rally as crude surges, indexes tick up: PCW index

April 14, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude sees slight losses, natgas reverses couse

ANALYSIS: Williams-Energy Transfer deal in peril; Q1 earnings a turning point?

April 13, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees slight losses; natgas extends rally

Plastic scrap exports up 2% in February; all categories up except PET

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, gasoline fall on inventory gain; production drops

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fifth straight week

Equistar’s Corpus Christi olefins unit to begin turnaround next week

Ineos Styrolution’s Bayport styrene unit has ‘upset’

April 12, 2016

US propylene April contract agreements go marketwide

US PET scrap exports, a $103 million business, down 40% in February

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil closes above $42 a barrel for 2016 high

California PET bale prices up in Long Beach, down in Oakland

Canadian propane inventories fall 5.8% in April: NEB data

April 11, 2016

US propylene contracts begin to settle for April

PET imports up 14.5% in February; Canada down 48%

Ineos inks deal with Rex Energy for more NGL exports

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil closes above $40, natgas drops below $2

Canadian Pacific halts bid to buy Norfolk Southern

Pembina and Kuwait Petroleum evaluating Alberta propane-to-PP complex

Enterprise to conduct maintenance at Splitter I unit: TCEQ

April 8, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with gains; natgas reverses course

Petchems stocks lower as crude tumbles: PCW index

April 7, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: WTI falls below $38/bbl, natgas climbs above $2

April 6, 2016

US House Transportation chairman opposes CP Rail-Norfolk Southern merger

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises close to $38, natgas drops 4 cents

POST DOE WRAP: Crude inventories, production lower

US nonfuel use propylene supplies jump 12 percent

April 5, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil little changed close to $36, natgas drops

US renews antidumping duties on PE bags

Eastman's Longview olefins unit returns to service

April 4, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with stiff losses; natgas rallies

NGL exports up 16.7% month-on-month in January: EIA data

NGL production down 2.1% month-on-month in January: EIA data

Ineos begins maintenance at Chocolate Bayou olefins unit

Flint Hills Resources' Port Arthur olefins unit returns to service

LDH Energy’s Frac I to go down for maintenance: TCEQ

UPDATE: Westlake ups asking price for Axiall, rejected by board of directors

April 1, 2016

UPDATE: US March ethylene contract fully settled

Braskem-Idesa PE units in startup

NYMEX FRIDAY WRAP: Oil drops below $37, natgas slips

Petchems stocks strengthen as dollar weakens, indexes advance: PCW index

March 31, 2016

US ITC upholds Commerce Dept. ruling on PET import duties

US April benzene contract sees increase, another split settlement

Pactiv Suspends Davisville, WV, Recycling Operation

NYMEX THURSDAY WRAP: Oil little changed, natgas drops 3.7 cts

Eastman shuts olefins unit at Longview on compressor trip: TCEQ filing

March 30, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude little changed at $38.32, gas rises

POST DOE REPORT: Crude inventories up; production is lower

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for third week

March 29, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends losses, natgas continues rally

Flint Hills to shut Port Arthur olefins unit for maintenance: TCEQ

Ineos’ Grangemouth cracker readies itself for US ethane exports

March 28, 2016

Dow’s Freeport PDH unit down for planned maintenance

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with losses; natgas strengthens

Enterprise Products begins maintenance on Splitter III at Mt Belvieu: TCEQ

Huntsman’s Port Neches cracker down over the weekend; in restart mode

Second vessel carrying US ethane leaves for Norway

ANALYSIS: Spot ethylene spikes and slides in a surprisingly volatile week

March 24, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; natgas, gasoline rally

ANALYSIS: Heavy turnarounds could have mixed results on ethane, ethylene

Petchems stocks falter as crude weakens, US dollar strengthens: PCW index

March 23, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, natgas, gasoline futures close lower

Florida scrap bale sale includes 10-12 truckloads of PET

POST DOE REPORT: Crude inventories way up; production is again lower

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

Williams starts up second offgas processing plant; NGLs to supply PDH plant

Enterprise Products to conduct maintenance on splitter: TCEQ

First shipment of US ethane arrives in Europe

March 22, 2016

MEGlobal to build MEG plant on Dow’s Freeport site; Dow’s cracker 40% complete

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude little changed, natural gas rises 3.5 cts

March 21, 2016

Mixed plastic scrap exports to China down 52%, up 79% to HK, in January

Olin Announces Chlor-Alkali Capacity Reductions

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with gains; natgas, RBOB finish higher

Eastman’s Longview HCC-4 cracker has weekend upset, back at full rates

Braskem’s Bahia cracker to consume more ethane; inks supply agreement with EPD

March 18, 2016

Flooding Continues to Impact Resin Deliveries in Texas and Louisiana

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude ends week with slight losses; natgas, RBOB also tumble

Canadian propane inventories fall 36.8% in March: NEB data

Petchems stocks move up results as crude, indexes strengthen: PCW index

March 17, 2016

Bottle-cap PP-PE regrind up 3.5 cpp on multiple-truckload business

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude extends gains; WTI settles above $40/bbl

CP Chem’s Sweeny 24 ethylene unit down Thursday for maintenance

ANALYSIS: Normal butane prices at seasonal lows as blending demand slows

LyondellBasell’s Channelview MTBE, POSM units shut down late Tuesday

March 16, 2016

US PET exports to Peru, Israel, Hungary, Ireland up in January

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude jumps more than $2 bbl; natgas also rises

Post DOE Report: Crude climbs as production declines

US nonfuel use propylene supplies jump most since December

March 15, 2016

US prime PET exports down 39.5% in January on less to China

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude drops below $37, natural gas rises

March 14, 2016

US PET imports surge from Brazil, UAE, S Korea, Taiwan in January

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil drops to near $37; RBOB futures decline

March 11, 2016

US PET scrap exports in January down 40%, valued at $4.6 million

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil closes above $38, natgas also rises

Petchems stocks post mixed results as crude, USD strengthen: PCW index

March 10, 2016

Axiall's Lake Charles plant shut down due to power failure

Rail Service Hit by Flooding

Huntsman’s Port Neches cracker has compressor trip, in restart mode

UPDATE: US March PGP contracts fully settle with increase

California Grade A PET bales done at 14 cpp, up 0.8 cpp

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude falters again; natgas extends rally

March 9, 2016

Ineos ships first US ethane from Marcus Hook to Norway

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude rallies, Brent back up above $40/bbl

Enterprise Products Partners mulling ethylene export project

US PET scrap exports to China down 62% in January from year earlier

NYMEX crude prices rise; oil production lower, gasoline demand up

ANALYSIS: Narrow propane-propylene margins weigh down PDH projects

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

G2X awards construction, technology contracts for Lake Charles methanol plant

March 8, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude falters, Brent falls below $40/bbl

DuPont’s Orange ethylene plant down since Sunday

US Commerce Dept. finalizes duties on PET imports from four countries

Dow’s PDH unit operating at full capacity

March 7, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude kicks off week with gains; Brent above $40/bbl

US PET imports down 17.5% in January; zero from China and India

Westlake urges Axiall shareholders to pressure company toward buyout

Enterprise performs maintenance at Fractionator III: TCEQ

Sasol delays Lake Charles cracker project start-up until 2019

March 4, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude ends week up strongly; natgas at 17-year lows

Fuel spill causes Mississippi River to close near Granite City, IL

Petchems stocks surge as crude, indexes strengthen: PCW index

March 3, 2016

Italy, S Africa, Bangladesh among new PET scrap export markets in 2015

Waste Management buys plastic scrap at 4 cpp in Florida bid offering

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude sees mixed movement; natgas finds fresh lows

WRAP: NGL, petrochemical, midstream announcements from 4Q earnings calls

March 2, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude inches up to $34.66; natural gas slips

Enterprise delays startup of PDH unit to 2Q 2017: SEC filing

Update: Valero Energy axes planned US methanol plant

US PET imports from Taiwan, S Korea, UAE, Russia surged in December

Ascend Performance Materials indefinitely shelves US PDH project

NYMEX crude and products rise as crude stocks surge, but production falls

US nonfuel use propylene inventories drop to lowest level since October 2014

UPDATE: US ethylene contracts fully settle for February

March 1, 2016

US ethylene contracts settle for February

US Feb PET 'raws" averaged 45.65 cpp, down fractionally

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends gains; natgas mounts rally

February 29, 2016

US March benzene contract sees split settlement again

US 2015 PET scrap exports surged to Taiwan, Turkey, Singapore, India

NGL exports up 4.2% month-on-month in December: EIA data

NGL production up 1.5% month-on-month in December: EIA data

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude starts week with gains; natgas resumes plummet

Flint Hills Resources begins restart of PDH unit

February 26, 2016

US PET scrap exports to China down 40% in 2015, valued at $51 million

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; natgas sees slight recovery

ANALYSIS: Ethane cheapest cash cost as propane strengthens, co-products flag

Ineos Styrolution’s Bayport Plant starts up unit

Petchems stocks a mixed bag as crude, indexes continue recovery: PCW index

February 25, 2016

Axiall joint-venture ethane cracker begins construction, 4Q loss widens

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude resumes climb, natgas ploughs fresh lows

Energy Transfer Mt Belvieu frac on track; shifts Appalachian project to 3Q 2017

UPDATE: Mariner East flowing ethane to Marcus Hook, ME 2 delayed: Sunoco

February 24, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees slight gains, natgas continues slide

Washington State port nixes LPG export terminal, refinery proposal

NYMEX crude and products mixed as EIA reports similarly mixed inventory data

US nonfuel use propylene inventories rebound

February 23, 2016

Flint Hills’ olefins unit sees flaring during repairs: TCEQ

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, natural gas give back Monday's gains

Update: Westlake Chemical net falls 39%; Petro 1 expansion on track for 1H

February 22, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, natural gas, RBOB kick off week with gains

Force majeure at Indorama's Texas PET feedstock plant affects MEG, PEO

Chinese-backed firm halts plans for methanol plant in Washington State

Flint Hills shuts down PDH unit to make repairs

February 19, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops more than $1, natgas also falls

Petchems stocks recover as crude jumps 17% on the week: PCW index

February 18, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude extends rally; natgas sees steep decline

NYMEX crude and products mixed as inventories rise, crude production falls

US nonfuel use propylene inventories decline for third week

Brazil resins demand down 7.6% in 2015, exports rise - Braskem

Fluor wins contract for Mariner East 2 pipeline, storage facilities

February 17, 2016

California Grade A PET bales down 0.2 cpp in weekly sale

Williams has loss of $701 million; Geismar plant running at ‘expected’ levels

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude sees strong rally; WTI back up over $30/bbl

ANALYSIS: Butane’s strength defies fundamentals due to to short-covering

February 16, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude starts week with loss; Gulf cash diffs mixed

Palm Beach March PET bale sale, 10-12 truckloads, closes Feb. 29

UPDATE: Westlake to nominate 10 to Axiall’s board; Axiall says nominees biased

Canadian propane inventories fall 25.4% in February: NEB data

February 12, 2016

No US PET imports from China, India in December; Brazil surges

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude surges, WTI remains below $30/bbl

US propylene contracts completely settle for February

Petchems stocks crumble as crude falls below $30/bbl: PCW index

February 11, 2016

Plastic scrap exports to Canada up 36%, to China down 21% in 2015

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude and natural gas fall, gasoline holds steady

ExxonMobil's Beaumont olefins operations return to normal

US propylene contracts begin to settle for February

February 10, 2016

US 2015 plastic scrap exports, a $817 million business, down 0.5%

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude continues freefall; gasoline rallies

NYMEX futures prices mixed after US reports drop in oil stocks

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

February 9, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude closes below $28; Natgas drops 4 cents

US PET scrap exports to China down 40% in 2015

ANALYSIS: Will European naphtha’s collapse stymie US ethane exports?

Fluor awarded FEED contract for LyondellBasell’s PO/TBA plant in Channelview

February 8, 2016

US 2015 PET imports surged from Brazil, South Korea, Russia

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude kicks off week with loss; WTI finished below $30/bbl

Enterprise Products Partners conducts maintenance on Mont Belvieu splitter: TCEQ

February 5, 2016

Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont refinery back online, petchems plant ramping up

US 2015 PET imports up in volume, down in value

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week with losses; natgas rallies

Petchems stocks post mixed results at height of earnings season: PCW index

February 4, 2016

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude sees slight losses; natgas drops below $2

February 3, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, natgas rally; Gulf gasoline diffs soften

Crude, refined products prices a mixed bag as EIA reports inventory builds

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

February 2, 2016

Snowstorm causes delay in PET dumping decision to March 7

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude falters again; WTI settles below $30

LyondellBasell’s 4Q net income almost flat to year-ago period

Evergas takes delivery of fourth ethane vessel

Dow CEO Liveris to exit company by 2Q 2017

Dow’s 4Q net income up 6.6% as asset sale gains offset lower sales, volumes

US ethylene contract settles for January

February 1, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude kicks off week with loss; natgas trends lower

US PET imports from Canada down 4.5% Jan-Nov 2015

January 29, 2016

Global February benzene contract prices settle lower; US sees split settlement

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude finishes week higher; natgas also surges

NGL production down 3% month-on-month in November: EIA data

UPDATE: P66’s earnings down 58%; LPG export terminal on track for 4Q start

Valero to build new alkylation unit in Houston

Axiall rejects Westlake’s $2.9 billion buyout offer

Petchems stocks reverse course as crude rallies: PCW index

January 28, 2016

PET bales done at 8.6 cpp at Florida bid offering

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude still charts higher; natgas, gasoline gain

Enterprise’s 4Q net up 1.9%; petchems segment hit by outage, lower prices

January 27, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude continues recovery; natgas, gasoline also up

Oil falls after US reports inventory gain of more than 8 million barrels

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to 2-month high

January 26, 2016

Widespread agreement seen for January US PGP contract

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude closes above $31, natural gas climbs

California Grade A PET bales done at 13.75 cpp, 8.5 cpp for Grade B

Initial agreements seen for January US PGP contract

US propylene contract proposal made for two-month settle

DuPont sees 4Q net loss due to weaker currency, volumes

CP Chem conducting maintenance at Port Arthur ethylene unit

January 25, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with loss; natgas sees gains

Flint Hills Port Arthur ethylene unit has upset Friday, in restart Saturday

January 22, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude finishes week with rally; natgas sees slim gains

Styrolution’s Bayport styrene unit has ‘upset’

US PET imports from Mexico up in volume, down in value

Petchem stocks continue to fall as crude drops below $30: PCW index

January 21, 2016

Power outage hits ExxonMobil at Beaumont, causes flaring

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude approaches $30, RBOB also climbs

NYMEX oil prices rise despite gain in crude, gasoline supplies

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for second week

Altagas finds site for Canadian propane export facility

January 20, 2016

M&G expects to import less PET from Mexico with new Texas plant

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude closes at $26.55 while natural gas gains

January 19, 2016

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude settles at $28.46; natgas also drops

Delays at M&G Texas PET plant tied to PTA equipment

Canadian LPG inventories fall 12.4% in January: NEB data

Dow restarting PDH unit at Freeport: TCEQ

January 18, 2016

Dow conducts maintenance on propane pipeline at Freeport: TCEQ

Styrolution changes name to Ineos Styrolution

January 15, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude tumbles $1.78 to $29.42 a barrel

BP says $200 million PTA upgrades, in US and Europe, done by end-2016

Petchems stocks fall as oil barely stays above $31/bbl: PCW index

January 14, 2016

PET giant Octal Ohio recycling plant at normal operation

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rises above $31, RBOB climbs more than a cent

January 13, 2016

PET strapping green scrap chops lower on weak export demand

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude climbs to $30.48, natural gas rises

Crude oil futures drop after US reports increase in gasoline, diesel supplies

US nonfuel use propylene supplies inch up 8,000 bbl

January 12, 2016

Final decision now March 1 on PET imports anti-dumping duties

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, natural gas decline

January 11, 2016

US scrap PET exports down 41% in November on less to China

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with more losses; natgas tumbles

January 8, 2016

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude finishes week with losses; natgas maintains rally

Celanese expands Bishop polyethylene unit for two new medical grades

Westlake to expand Calvert City ethylene capacity by 70 million lb/year

Petchems stocks flag as crude, economic indicators drop: PCW Index

January 7, 2016

Enterprise shuts down Mont Belvieu fractionator for repairs: TCEQ

US PET imports up 17% in November; Oman, China near zero

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude sees slight decreases; natgas rallies

January 6, 2016

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude plunges; Brent/WTI spread at 43 cents/bbl

World's largest PET plant, in Texas, set for H2 2016 operation

BP sells Alabama PTA, PX plant to Thailand’s Indorama

Futures tumble after EIA reports build in product inventories

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip, remain near seasonal average

January 5, 2016

California PET bale price rises on post-holiday buying interest

US December ethylene contracts settle at 2.75 cpp decrease

ANALYSIS--NGLs: The Year Ahead

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude extends loss; gasoline, natgas soften

January 4, 2016

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude starts year with losses; gasoline sees gains

Global January benzene contract prices settle lower

December 31, 2015

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude ends year with slight increases

NGL production rises nearly 6% in October to record high: EIA data

Petchems stocks falter as crude softens again: PCW index

December 30, 2015

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, natgas futures stumble

NuStar, ConocoPhillips to load first US crude export cargo on Thursday

Enterprise starts up final leg of Aegis ethane pipeline

Enterprise completes LPG export expansion at Houston Ship Channel terminal

Crude, refined products prices dive on EIA report of crude build

Marathon’s Galveston Bay FCC unit has piping leak: TCEQ

Methanex starts production from second relocated Chilean plant at Geismar

US nonfuel use propylene stocks rebound to 5-week high

December 29, 2015

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil approaches $38; Brent/WTI spread widens to 15 cts

ANALYSIS: NGLs Year in Review: Butane, isobutane and natural gasoline

December 28, 2015

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with loss; natgas continues rally

December 24, 2015

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude ends short week with a gain; natgas rises

Equistar’s La Porte olefins unit restarts: TCEQ

Petchems stocks rally as crude bounces back: PCW index

December 23, 2015

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $37; Brent/WTI spread slips to 9 cts

Crude, refined products prices jump on crude inventory draw, import decrease

Enterprise Products to load first US crude exports in early January

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop; fall 31% below 52 week average

Equistar’s La Porte olefins unit has unscheduled shutdown: TCEQ

December 22, 2015

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude rises; Brent/WTI spread narrows to 10 cents

ANALYSIS: NGLs Year in Review -- ethane and propane

December 21, 2015

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with mixed results; natgas rallies

CB&I wins $365 million contract for Lotte’s MEG plant in Lake Charles

December 18, 2015

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week lower; natgas rallies

New Dow PDH unit starts up at Freeport

Petchems stocks extend plunge as crude, Dow, S&P slide: PCW Index

December 17, 2015

Axiall, Lotte Chemical make final investment decision to build ethane cracker

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude drops below $35; Brent/WTI spread less than $1

Analysis: Dow, DuPont merger expands footprint of ethylene’s largest producer

December 16, 2015

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude tumbles again, natgas charts fresh lows

Palm Beach County offers 12-14 truckloads PET bales for January

Crude, refined products futures tumble on EIA's crude inventory build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies increase first time in four weeks

December 15, 2015

US Scrap PET exports down 49% in October

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude continues rally; natgas resumes freefall

Canadian LPG inventories fall 12% month-on-month in December: NEB data

December 14, 2015

December PGP contracts begin to settle with an increase

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude sees slight rally; natgas resumes plunge

UPDATE: Houston Ship Channel reopens after vessel at Targa terminal

Pasadena Refining System begins restart process: TCEQ

December 11, 2015

New Dow PDH unit flares after compressor trip during start-up: TCEQ

NYMEX Friday wrap: Crude makes sixth straight drop, nat gas ends below $2

Dow, DuPont announce merger; new DowDuPont to have $130 billion market cap

Petchems stocks take another battering on crude’s collapse: PCW index

December 10, 2015

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude drops below $37; Natural gas declines

Analysis: Isobutane’s strength over butane caused by short-covering, outage

December 9, 2015

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude declines; Brent/WTI spread narrows

Dow, Dupont stock boosted by talk of possible merger

Crude, most refined products futures buoyed by bullish crude draw report

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop, marking 20% decline in past 4 weeks

December 8, 2015

Evergas orders more ethane carriers to move US NGLs to Europe

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude sees slim losses; natgas rallies

October PET imports from China near zero, Canada down 35%

P66 starts up Sweeny Fractionator One in Texas

December 7, 2015

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude opens week with continued march downward

Enterprise Products conducts maintenance on Mont Belvieu splitter: TCEQ

Pasadena Refining System conducts planned maintenance: TCEQ

Flaring at CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou ethylene unit due to ‘force majeure:’ TCEQ

December 4, 2015

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops more than $1/bbl to close below $40

Petchems stocks get hammered on crude, Wall Street losses: PCW index

December 3, 2015

Marathon Petroleum, Markwest Energy detail alkylate, NGL pipe projects

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude recovers, WTI finishes above $40/bbl

December 2, 2015

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Energy futures broadly lower, WTI below $40

November ethylene contract price settles up 0.25 cpp

Crude, refined products futures hit by report of inventory builds

Propane/propylene inventories fall more than expected

US nonfuel use propylene stock drawdown continues

December 1, 2015

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude posts mixed results, natgas stumbles

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