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Petrochem Wire Attribution/Sourcing Policy
PetroChem Wire editors seek information to confirm spot market transactions for ethylene, propylene, natural gas liquids and also prime grade commodity polyolefins. PetroChem Wire editors are especially interested in ethylene and propylene deal information for inclusion in its monthly average price summary.

Information may be transmitted to editors by a number of channels: email, instant messenger and/or telephone are the most typical. In addition to transaction information, editors also seek information as it pertains to firm bids and offers for ethylene, propylene, natural gas liquids and also prime grade commodity polyolefins.

Information published on transactions, bids and/or offers includes: date of transaction, delivery month, price, and delivery mode. Volume of transactions will not be published except in aggregate form or in rare instances by explicit consent by reporting source. The identity of the reporting party is kept strictly confidential and is never published.

Counterparty information on transactions is preferred by the editors as it enables them to confirm that transactions are "normal" and that parties are "arms' length". Counterparty information is kept strictly confidential and is never published.

In addition to deal information, PetroChem Wire editors seek information as it pertains to market events including production issues, asset closures or start-ups, supply allocation, contract price nominations, contract price agreements or asset sales. When the source of such information is a public government body, such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission or the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, the source of information will typically be referenced. When the source of such information is an official or designated company spokesperson or company, such as a corporate media relations representative or investor relations representative, the source will typically be referenced as such. Identities of market participants are never disclosed, and never referenced with regard to such information.

For more information on PetroChem Wire sourcing, attribution and reporting policies, please contact Kathy Hall at kathy@petrochemwire.com or Mark Quiner at mark@petrochemwire.com.