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Ethylene's Surprising Price Volatility

Spot ethylene took a surprise turn in late March when prices saw the biggest two-day drop in almost six years, partly on speculation that short-term supplies may be ample to meet demand, PetroChem Wire Executive Editor Kathy Hall wrote for ZE DataWatch Magazine.

The decrease of 7.5 cents per pound over two days was seen as a correction to a market that had jumped to the highest level in about eight months during the same week after notices of ethylene plants flaring created speculation that the second half of March could see some unexpected supply interruptions. The correction may have been a little too steep, however, as prices rebounded, Hall wrote.

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