Attend PetroChem Wire's FREE Half-Day Seminar in Houston

You are warmly invited to “Now More Than Ever,” PetroChemWire's FREE seminar in Houston.

With more material all along the US petrochemical value chain now available to the world, experts from PCW – the provider of benchmark olefins and polymers prices for the CME and ICE – will discuss the volatile petrochemicals space, managing price risk, feedstock economics and the impact of new capacities.

You can also network at our cocktail reception following the presentations.

Where: Hearsay on the Green, 1515 Dallas St., Houston TX 77010

When: 2-5 p.m., March 20, 2018 (Cocktail reception 4-5 p.m.)

Speakers include:

Kathy Hall, CEO and Executive Editor, PCW

David Barry, Senior Editor, PCW

Robert Sharp, Senior Editor, PCW

Samantha Hartke, Product Manager, PCW

Trey Hamblett, VP of Chemicals Research, IIR Energy

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

HOUSTON, March 16, 2018 (PCW) — April NYMEX crude futures settled up $1.15/bbl at $62.34/bbl. May Brent at the close of the NYMEX increased $1.17/bbl at $66.24 bbl.

The May Brent/WTI spread widened at $3.83 bbl favoring Brent. Prompt natural gas futures were up 0.7 cents at $2.688 mmBtu. April NYMEX RBOB futures closed at $1.9459 gal, up 2.11 cpg.

April gasoline differentials were mostly stronger versus Thursday’s levels.

The 3-2-1 crack in the Gulf Coast was $11.52 bbl, $7.39/bbl under the screen. – John Troland

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