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Olefins Prices, Industry News and Analysis

We provide the olefins industry with the critical market news and data, price assessments, including the price of Ethylene and Butadiene, and the Petrochemical Cracker Margin index.


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Latest Petrochemicals News & Analysis


LyondellBasell to raise US MEG price by 3 cents/lb in February

January 17, 2017

LyondellBasell plans to increase its US monoethylene glycol prices by 3 cents/lb in February, the company said in a letter to customers.
US spot MEG closes year at highest level in 16 months

December 19, 2016

US spot monoethylene glycol ended 2016 at its highest level in 16 months, pushed largely by a firm Chinese market despite thin export availability in the US Gulf Coast.
US ethane cracker updates in petrochemical Q3 earnings calls

November 3, 2016

The first in a wave of US Gulf Coast ethane cracker projects is slated to start up in the Q1 of 2017. Here is a roundup of other major cracker updates.

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