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Asian benzene falls $19.50/mt, but large US drop sees arbitrage window closing
Singapore (Platts)--23 Apr 2014 827 am EDT/1227 GMT

Asian benzene prices dropped $19.50/mt Wednesday, pulled lower by a tumble in US benzene Tuesday, but the magnitude of the fall in US prices has nearly closed the arbitrage window from South Korea to the US, according to sources.
US shale to impact global balance of petrochemical feedstocks
March 3, 2014 14:01:00 EST

In this video Richard Swann, Andrew Allan and Hetain Mistry discuss how the US natural gas boom and its resulting cheap, plentiful ethane has not only revived the American petrochemical industry, but it also has wide-reaching consequences on global feedstock balances, with specific regard to ethane, and naphtha in Europe.
Olefins Rarity: Global Arbitrages Open
April 22, 2014 - With arbitrage windows between Asia, Europe and the Americas open for the three main olefins, traders are looking to move cargoes on rare routes and at lower freight rates between the three major markets.
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