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US MSTDP economics marginally positive, TDP, HDA economics negative
February 5, 2016
US Mobil selective toluene disproportionation economics have been marginally positive this week as the spread between US paraxylene and toluene spot pricing has widened, Platts data showed.
The world is flat ... at least for global ethylene producers while oil prices are low
February 2, 2016
Unlike ethane, naphtha is highly correlated with the price of oil. Therefore, fluctuations in global oil prices will have a major impact on steam crackers, particularly in Europe and Asia.
Asian paraxylene methodology explained
January 22, 2016
Platts editors Gustav Holmvik and Ng Baoying explain Platts' reasons behind the changes in paraxylene assessment from January 4, 2016.

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