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

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

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

Weekly Recycled Plastics Report

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

Weekly PVC & Pipe Report

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

NGLs Week

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

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December 18, 2018

NYMEX WRAP: Oil plunges to lowest level in more than a year

December 17, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

Florida municipality offers 12 truckloads PET curbside bales for January

December 14, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Nat gas extends decline as oil gains $1.38

December 13, 2018

Williams receives FERC approval for Gateway Project

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil rises above $52 as gas drops

Sustained' LLDPE production to begin at new Lake Charles plant

December 12, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Nat gas plunges 27 cents, oil also drops

First commissioning cargo of LNG departs Cheniere’s Corpus Christi facility

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products up after oil stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

December 11, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil gains as nat gas drops 14 cents

December 10, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude oil drops to $51 a barrel

US PET imports skyrocket, up 48% through October

December 7, 2018

Unsorted plastic scrap exports down 35% through October

Pending Home Sales Index sees steepest decline since June 2014

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, nat gas end week with gains

December 6, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil, natural gas decline

Williams completes sale of several Gulf Coast pipeline systems

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest level in two years

December 5, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil declines as nat gas gains

December 4, 2018

November PE contract prices fall

Global benzene contract prices lower for December

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas and gasoline all edge higher

December 3, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil prices rebound, while nat gas drops

November 30, 2018

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

US plastic scrap exports to China, Hong Kong continue despite 'Sword'

November 29, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil rises $1.16 as nat gas slips

November 28, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops close to $50; nat gas surges

US nonfuel use propylene supplies gain most in more than a year

November 27, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil edges lower, nat gas rises

November 26, 2018

Chevron Phillips' Sweeny 24 unit shut compressor after fire: TCEQ

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil rises $1.21, nat gas drops

November 21, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises as nat gas declines

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

November 20, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil plunges $3.77 to lowest level in a year

November 19, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil inches higher, nat gas jumps

November 16, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil steady as nat gas extends gain

November 15, 2018

DOE WRAP: Oil rises for eighth week amid surge in crude supplies

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil edges higher, nat gas plunges 79 cents

Indorama to begin start-up operations at Louisiana olefins unit

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fifth week

November 14, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil breaks 12-day losing streak with 56 cent gain

November 13, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil plunges $4 to lowest level in a year

PVC producers announce December 1 price increases

November 12, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil drops below $60, gas rises

November 9, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops close to $60, nat gas jumps

Targa plans two new 100,000 bpd NGL fractionators in Mont Belvieu

November 8, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil drops another dollar as gas slips

November 7, 2018

Energy Transfer plans seventh Mont Belvieu fractionator

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops for eighth straight sesson

DOE WRAP: Oil drops after seventh straight weekly inventory gain

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest since early 2017

November 6, 2018

September US Polypropylene imports touch a 30-month high

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops to seven-month low

November 5, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil is little changed, nat gas surges 28 cents

November 2, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil drops close to $63, nat gas gains

Michigan recycler buys 10 trucks of PET scrap in Fla. muni sale

November 1, 2018

October ethylene contracts settle down 2.5 cpp

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil extends slide to seven month low

US construction spending flat in September

Dow on track to start up Louisiana HDPE expansion by year end

Global benzene contract prices lower for November

China’s Yuan hits lowest level since 2008

October 31, 2018

POST DOE WRAP: Crude drops after sixth weekly inventory gain

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops for a third day, gas rises

US nonfuel use propylene supplies surge to highest level since March

Enterprise announces new Mont Belvieu fractionator

October 30, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops close to $66, gas falls

LyondellBasell touts cracker feed flexibility as ethane costs rise

October 29, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap. Oil drops 55 cts, nat gas steady

October 26, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil rises for third day, nat gas drops

New home sales soften to lowest level in almost two years

Rising ethane prices hit Phillips 66's chemical earnings

October 25, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil climbs above $67, RBOB drops

Caliche Development Partners readies ethylene storage cavern

October 24, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil rises, nat gas, RBOB decline

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products push higher despite oil stock gain

US nonfuel use propylene supplies surge for second week

October 23, 2018

Natural gas production hits all-time high

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil takes steep drop, gas climbs

October 22, 2018

Existing home sales fall again

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil little changed as nat gas plunges

Jacobs to sell chemicals engineering portfolio to WorleyParsons

October 19, 2018

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

US rules no anti-dumping duties on PET imports from five countries

October 18, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil drops below $69, gas plunges

Ascend's nylon 66 plant at 90% capacity; 100% by end-year

October 17, 2018

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products fall hard after oil stocks rise

Rail embargoes pose hurdles to resin exports

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops below $70 for first time in a month

US nonfuel use propylene supplies show biggest gain in a year

October 16, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude oil and gasoline rise, nat gas drops slightly

October 15, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Energy markets rise to start the week

October 12, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, gasoline bounce back, but natural gas falls

October 11, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil plunges $2, nat gas drops

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in three weeks

October 10, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops $1.79, nat gas rises

October 9, 2018

Fire at Westlake VCM plant at Plaquemine, LA

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil approaches $75, nat gas steady

Norsk Hydro to resume production at Alunorte at 50% capacity

Hurricane Michael Barreling Toward Florida, PVC Pipe Plants

Williams’ Transco Pipeline Receives Binding Commitments

US plastic scrap exports to China down 93% in January-August

October 8, 2018

US 2018 PET imports up 42% through August, valued at $837 million

US PP imports rise to 28-month high in August

Irving's Saint John refinery hit by explosion, fire

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil little changed above $74, gas jumps

October 5, 2018

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

Alunorte, world’s largest alumina refinery, to shut

October 4, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gaosline crash

October 3, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline rally; nat gas resumes climb

POST DOE WRAP: Oil little changed after 8 million barrel crude stock rise

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for second week

October 2, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil steady above $75, nat gas climbs

Ineos licenses Catofin technology for European PDH project

October 1, 2018

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

Global benzene contract prices lower for October

September 28, 2018

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

NGL stocks up 15.9% in July: EIA data

July NGL exports rise 3%, propane loadings see highs

July NGL production sets record, up 2% from June: EIA data

September 27, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil climbs above $72, gas gains

September 26, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: Oil gasoline drop after crude inventories rise

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

September 25, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil stays above $72, nat gas rises

McDermott awarded EPC contract for Bayport Polymers HDPE project

Westlake Chemical to buy Nakan for $265 million

September 24, 2018

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

Tight fractionation capacity to persist through end-2019

September 21, 2018

US September propylene contracts settle with some at decrease

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

September 20, 2018

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

September 19, 2018

BP's South Carolina PTA plant restarts, workers returning

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline settle higher; nat gas sinks

Propane inventories begin heating season at 5-year lows

Crude, gasoline rise after oil stocks decline a fifth week

US nonfuel use propylene supplies plunge

September 18, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil rises near $70, gas jumps 12 cents

Plastic bags, finished goods targeted as US/China trade war escalates

September 17, 2018

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

Ravago acquires west coast plastics distributor

September 14, 2018

PVC Pipe Converters Close Plants as Hurricane Florence Advances

BP, DAK Americas shut SC chemical plants on hurricane

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude closes week mixed as oil rises, gas drops

September 13, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, natgas, gasoline soften

September 12, 2018

Crude gains as supplies fall to more than 3 year low

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

September 11, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil rises above $69, gas gains

US plastic scrap exports down 27% through July; China shipments plunge

September 10, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude little changed; gasoline rises

US PET imports surge from around the world on global oversupply

Butane entering winter gasoline season at four-year highs

September 7, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude steady; nat gas closes week with gains

September 6, 2018

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

Ascend to increase price of nylon 66 on 'unprecedented tightness'

DOE WRAP: Crude, products fall with gasoline, diesel stock build

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in nine weeks

BASF to increase nylon 66 prices by 38 cents on Sep 15

September 5, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas retreat

US July PE export volumes rise 1% to record from June

September 4, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil little changed near $70, gas drops

Global benzene contract prices mixed for September

August 31, 2018

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

NGL stocks up 30.1% in June: EIA data

June NGL exports fall 6.9%, butane loadings set record: EIA

June NGL production sets record, up 0.1% from May: EIA data

Total lifts force majeure declaration for impact CoPP

August 30, 2018

BLOG: Refinery reacts to bunker fuel changes, puts coker on hold

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

August 29, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude nears $70, gasoline, nat gas gain

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products rise after oil stocks drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise in longest streak of gains in 3 years

August 28, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

August 27, 2018

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

August 24, 2018

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

August 23, 2018

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

US implements tariffs on Chinese goods, including plastics

August 22, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products rise after oil stocks drop

US nonfuel use propylene supplies increase

August 21, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB rise

August 20, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude and gasoline rise, nat gas edges lower

August 17, 2018

US polystyrene producers eye September price increases

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

August 16, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude rallies; nat gas, gasoline continue to sink

August 15, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline crumble

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude and products fall hard after crude stocks rise

US nonfuel use propylene inventories climb for sixth week

August 14, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude continues slide; nat gas, gasoline rally

August 13, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Energy markets start the week lower

August 10, 2018

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

August 9, 2018

INVISTA plans $1-billion adiponitrile (ADN) plant in China

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline declines; natgas resumes climb

August 8, 2018

China announces implementation date for chemicals, plastics tariffs

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

POST DOE WRAP: Crude, products fall hard after products stock gains

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for fifth week

August 7, 2018

US plastic scrap exports down 30% in 1H on China ban

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

August 6, 2018

US PET imports up 42% in 1H, valued at $622-mil

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

August 3, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses

Ascend's nylon 66 plant at 80% capacity after July fire

August 2, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB climb

Global benzene contract prices mixed month-on-month for August

August 1, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil drops $1.10, nat gas also falls

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for fourth straight week

NGL stocks fall 2.4% in May: EIA data

US NGL production sets new record in May, up 1.4% from April

May NGL exports set fresh high, up 4.2% month-on-month: EIA

July 31, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil drops below $69, nat gas drops

July 30, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil rises back above $70, RBOB drops

Recycled PET price up, scrap bales down, spread at two-year high

July 27, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses

Eastman Chemical reduces ethylene production; tables cracker sale

July 26, 2018

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

NGL 1H review: Butane prices higher on cracking/export demand

July 25, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil tops $69, nat gas gains

POST DOE WRAP: Crude and products flat despite crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene inventories post third straight increase

July 24, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB rise

July 23, 2018

No PET bales for sale at August Florida municipal bid offering

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

HDPE 'natural' vs mixed colors scrap bale spread widens to record

BLOG: VGO weakens on lower gasoline prices and strong crude runs

July 20, 2018

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with gains

July 19, 2018

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

July 18, 2018

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

Ply Gem to merge with NCI Building Systems

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

DOE WRAP: Crude and products mixed after oil stocks rise

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for second week

July 17, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

July 13, 2018

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

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

July 12, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude steady; nat gas falters

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66 polymers, compounds

July 11, 2018

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

DOE WRAP: Oil and products drop despite crude draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in six weeks

July 10, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

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

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

NGL 1H review: Ethane prices jump on record demand

July 6, 2018

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

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

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

July 5, 2018

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

DOE WRAP: Oil, products mixed after crude stock increase

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

July 3, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude breaches $74, RBOB jumps

July 2, 2018

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

US June ethylene contract agreements settle with small increase

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

June 29, 2018

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

NGL stocks rise 31.5% in April: EIA data

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

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

June 28, 2018

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

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

June 27, 2018

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop to lowest level since January

June 26, 2018

US June propylene contracts settle with increase

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

June 25, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

June 22, 2018

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

June 21, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil little changed, gas rises

Caliche to develop, expand NGL storage, pipeline in Beaumont

June 20, 2018

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third straight week

June 19, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB drop

June 18, 2018

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

June 15, 2018

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

LyondellBasell in exclusive talks to acquire Braskem

June 14, 2018

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

June 13, 2018

Phillips 66 to quadruple NGLs capacity at Sweeny hub

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB gain

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

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

Ethane supply-demand becoming balanced as spot prices surge

June 12, 2018

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Oil inches up as nat gas declines

June 11, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Oil inches up, RBOB drops

Nylon 66 feedstock HMD plant in UK down on power problem

June 8, 2018

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

PET scrap exports down 57% in January-April

June 7, 2018

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

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

June 6, 2018

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

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip

June 5, 2018

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

Ineos Oxide moves ahead with Gulf Coast ethylene oxide expansion

June 4, 2018

US April, May ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

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

June 1, 2018

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

BLOG: Strong Brent/WTI spread roils VGO markets

Global June benzene contracts see increases

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

May 31, 2018

US May propylene contracts settle with increase

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

NGL stocks rise 21.8% in February: EIA data

March NGL export levels up 1.6%: EIA

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since February

May 30, 2018

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

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

May 29, 2018

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

May 25, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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

May 23, 2018

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

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

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

May 22, 2018

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

May 21, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

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

May 17, 2018

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

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

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

May 16, 2018

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

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, gasoline extends increase

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for seventh week in nine

May 15, 2018

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

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

Braskem-Idesa PE complex has May turnaround

May 14, 2018

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

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

May 11, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

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

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

May 9, 2018

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies have biggest gain since February

May 8, 2018

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

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

May 7, 2018

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

Formosa reveals Point Comfort PE/PP expansion technologies

May 4, 2018

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

May 3, 2018

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

BLOG: FCC margins push higher after refinery fire

May 2, 2018

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies slip

May 1, 2018

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

April 30, 2018

Global May benzene contracts post mixed settlements

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

US NGL production down 5% in February: EIA data

February NGL export levels decline 12.8%: EIA

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

Enterprise net income up 18.3%; PDH begins commercial service

April 27, 2018

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

Phillips 66 expects decision on new cracker next year

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

ExxonMobil commissioning new cracker; expects service in mid-year

April 26, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday wrap: Oil, nat gas inch higher.

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise first time in six weeks

April 24, 2018

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

April 23, 2018

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

US April propylene contracts fully settle with decrease

April 20, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 18, 2018

US plastic scrap exports down 40% on China ban

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Energy markets close broadly higher

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises after crude stock decrease

US nonfuel use propylene stocks drop for fifth straight week

April 17, 2018

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

US PET scrap exports plunge on China's ban

April 16, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with losses

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

April 13, 2018

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

BLOG: FCC profitability pushes higher with strong gasoline

April 12, 2018

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

April 11, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises despite stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for fourth week

April 10, 2018

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

April 9, 2018

NYMEX Monday Wrap: Crude, gasoline open week with gains

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

April 6, 2018

Equistar declares force majeure on PP at Lake Charles plant

US March ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

NYMEX Friday Wrap: Crude, gasoline close week with losses

Equistar postpones PE price increase to April 1

April 5, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls despite stock decrease.

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for third straight week

April 3, 2018

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

PET scrap bales from Calif redemption centers done at 17.51 cpp

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

April 2, 2018

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

January NGL export levels decline 4.2%: EIA

US NGL production down 2.8% in January: EIA data

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

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

Global April benzene contracts settle with decreases

March 29, 2018

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

March 28, 2018

UPDATE: Plastiche SA to buy Bamberger Polymers

Florida sells PET curbside bales in monthly offering at 16.05 cpp

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline decline

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls with stock increase.

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop for second week

March 27, 2018

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

Fluor to build new monoethylene glycol plant in Freeport, TX

March 26, 2018

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

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

March 23, 2018

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

March 22, 2018

NOVA Chemicals, Energy Transfer announce ethylene export terminal

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline, nat gas soften

March 21, 2018

US March propylene contracts settle with decrease

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

Canadian propane inventories down 18.3% in March: NEB data

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

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

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

March 20, 2018

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

ExxonMobil studying US Gulf PP expansion

March 19, 2018

American Ethane, Energy & Minerals sign ethane supply deal

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

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

March 16, 2018

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

March 15, 2018

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

Energy Transfer, Satellite Petrochemical form ethane export terminal JV

March 14, 2018

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

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise eighth week in past nine

March 13, 2018

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

 

March 12, 2018

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

Chevron Phillips starts up new ethane cracker

March 9, 2018

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

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

March 8, 2018

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

Pennsylvania shuts Mariner East 1 pipeline due to sinkholes

March 7, 2018

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

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies drop first time in eight weeks

Dow’s PDH unit in Freeport restarting

March 6, 2018

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

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

Equistar’s olefins unit in Channelview down for turnaround

March 5, 2018

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

US Feb ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

March 2, 2018

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

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

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

March 1, 2018

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

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

February 28, 2018

Global March benzene contracts settle with decreases

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

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

December NGL export levels up 5.9%: EIA

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest since September

February 27, 2018

Waste Management wins HDPE scrap bales in Florida bid offering

NYMEX Tuesday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline soften

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

February 26, 2018

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

February 23, 2018

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

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

February 22, 2018

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

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises with stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb for sixth straight week

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

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

EPC-LST propane premium widens on export/heating demand

February 21, 2018

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

February 20, 2018

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

US February propylene contracts settle with decrease

Chevron Phillips shuts down Sweeny 22 olefins unit: TCEQ filing

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

Westlake to expand PVC, VCM capacities in Louisiana, Germany

February 16, 2018

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

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

February 15, 2018

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

February 14, 2018

NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Energy markets finish mixed

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude rises despite stock increase

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest level since September

February 13, 2018

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

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

February 12, 2018

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

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

February 9, 2018

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

February 8, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil, nat gas, RBOB decline

Mexichem Completes the Acquisition of Netafim

February 7, 2018

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude falls as stocks build

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise for fourth straight week

February 6, 2018

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

Corpus Christi channel deepening project to start as early as May

February 2, 2018

US Jan ethylene contract agreements settle with small increase

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

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

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

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

ExxonMobil’s new cracker expected online later in the year

February 1, 2018

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

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

Mexichem to Appoint New CEO

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

January 31, 2018

Global February benzene contracts post mixed results

November NGL export levels up 1.9%: EIA

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

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

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

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude fall as stocks build

Ply Gem Holdings Acquired by CD&R

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

Enterprise, Navigator Gas commit to Gulf Coast ethylene export terminal

US nonfuel use propylene supplies show biggest gain since September

January 30, 2018

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

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

PTTGC partners with Daelim on Ohio cracker

PDH margins increasingly uncompetitive on propane strength

January 29, 2018

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

January 26, 2018

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

January 25, 2018

NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, nat gas, gasoline falter

DAK announces 3 cpp increase on PET resin effective Feb 1

US propylene contracts settle at increase; spot outpaces CP

January 24, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX crude increases as stocks fall

Florida municipality offering 12 truckloads of curbside PET bales

US nonfuel use propylene stocks hit four-week high

January 23, 2018

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

Magellan mulls building oil docks, storage facilities at Corpus Christi

January 22, 2018

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

Indorama bids on W Virginia PET plant, output remains minimal

Ethane loses ethylene feedstock advantage on spot price

January 19, 2018

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

LyondellBasell declares force majeure at Matagorda

Waste Management collection delays continue on inclement weather

Ship carrying US ethane runs aground in Suez Canal

January 18, 2018

Nylon giant Ascend to increase nylon 66 prices on Feb 1

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after another crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies edge up

Wintry conditions impact Houston-area olefins, polymers units

January 17, 2018

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

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

Propane weakens despite record cold on production, bearish positions

January 16, 2018

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

Waste Management shuts Texas MRFs, suspends service on weather

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

January 12, 2018

​PVC market directly affected by NAFTA negotiations

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

January 11, 2018

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

Wellman closing fiber unit of SC recycling plant in March

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

January 10, 2018

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

POST DOE WRAP: NYMEX mixed after another crude stock draw

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline to lowest level since April

January 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

January 8, 2018

​Waste Management services hampered in six states on weather

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

January 5, 2018

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

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

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

January 4, 2018

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

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

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

US nonfuel use propylene supplies decline

Global January benzene contract prices flat to weaker amid crude gains

January 3, 2018

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

Pennsylvania halts construction on Mariner East 2 line; NGLs jump

January 2, 2018

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

US Dec ethylene contract agreements settle with decrease

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