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Singapore (Platts)--25 Apr 2017 452 am EDT/852 GMT
PTT is on track to start commercial operations at its new 400,000 mt/year metallocene C6 linear low density polyethylene plant at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, in the first quarter of 2018, a company source said Tuesday.
Houston (Platts)--25 Apr 2017 257 am EDT/657 GMT
Polymer import spot prices are expected to continue to fall in some key South American Pacific Coast markets affected by record-setting flooding in March and April, regional sources have said recently.
London (Platts)--24 Apr 2017 938 am EDT/1338 GMT
The European Commission is set to reject a request to place anti-dumping duties on imports of purified terephthalic acid from South Korea, market sources said Friday.
Houston (Platts)--24 Apr 2017 940 am EDT/1340 GMT
The May US butadiene contract price received an initial nomination from Shell Chemicals for a 20 cents/lb reduction, market sources said on Friday, following a second month of global price drops.
London (Platts)--24 Apr 2017 933 am EDT/1333 GMT
Iran plans to export 25 million mt of petrochemicals by the end of the current Iranian calendar year which will end on March 21, the oil ministry run Shana news agency reported Sunday.
Singapore (Platts)--24 Apr 2017 355 am EDT/755 GMT
Asia's petrochemical markets were mixed last week, although trade activities of solvent-grade mixed xylene came to a near standstill amid widespread expectations of China imposing a consumption tax on imported mixed aromatics, as the product shares the same code for imports as mixed aromatics.
Singapore (Platts)--23 Apr 2017 1124 pm EDT/324 GMT
India's Reliance Industries Ltd.
London (Platts)--21 Apr 2017 936 am EDT/1336 GMT
Early expectations for the European May styrene contract price point to a three-digit decrease despite rising feedstock prices, according to industry sources.
Houston (Platts)--20 Apr 2017 433 pm EDT/2033 GMT
US Gulf Coast alkylate was talked at a three-week high Thursday morning, but blendstocks markets remained in the doldrums, with only reformate showing profitability among the three major gasoline components, market sources said.
London (Platts)--20 Apr 2017 817 am EDT/1217 GMT
European butadiene spot prices plummeted Tuesday on bearish sentiment and the recent plunge in values in Asia.
Singapore (Platts)--20 Apr 2017 535 am EDT/935 GMT
India's Reliance Industries Limited or RIL will make its first term paraxylene export to China from the second phase of its new 2.2 million mt/year plant at Jamnagar at end April, industry sources said Wednesday.
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