The US benzene market has struggled with excess inventories, but dynamics are changing as imports are shrinking and arbitrage opportunities opened up. John Calton, US benzene editor, talks with Jeremy Rakes, US petrochemicals editor, about the tightening supplies and what the impact is on prices, the recent movement into backwardation, and how downstream styrene markets are being impacted.
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