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Feature: Platts Global Petrochemical Index

March 21, 2018
Prices in the $3 trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell 1% in February to $1,074.97/mt, according to the monthly average of the S&P Global Platts Petrochemical Index, a benchmark of seven widely used petrochemicals.
Global Petrochemical Prices down 1% in Feb 2018
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Platts Global Benzene Price Index
Platts Global Benzene Price Index
Global benzene prices dipped 2.1% month-on-month to $891.30/mt in February, according to the PGPI data expressed as a monthly average.
Platts Global Ethylene Price Index
Platts Global Ethylene Price Index
Global ethylene prices fell 4.5% month-on-month to $1,100.77/mt in February, according to the just-released PGPI data expressed as a monthly average.


News Headlines

Houstong (Platts)--20 Apr 2018 520 pm EDT/2120 GMT
US April propylene contract prices were beginning to settle Friday at a 1 cents/lb decrease -- to 46 cents/lb for polymer-grade product and 44.5 cents/lb for chemical-grade product, sources said.
Houston (Platts)--20 Apr 2018 149 pm EDT/1749 GMT
The US April paraxylene contract price was heard settled Friday at 48 cents/lb, sources said Friday.
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What's in store for global polyethylene and polypropylene out to 2027?

Worldwide polyethylene capacity is seen to grow from 108.3 million mt in 2016 to 150 million mt by 2027, with around 10 million mt of speculative capacity included into our forecasts post 2024. Platts Analytics expects production to grow from 93 million mt in 2016 to 133.6 million mt by 2027.


The Barrel Blog

October 05, 2017
Middle Eastern petrochemical companies are known for their lavish hospitality, but at a cocktail party organized by a major Saudi company in Berlin recently, the atmosphere was quite somber. A conversation with one of the hosts on the impact of shale gas went some way to explaining this.
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Podcasts

EU, Russian regulators favor blockchain efficiency in energy projects
March 20, 2018
- S&P Global Platts editors look at some of the pilot energy blockchain projects popping up in Europe and Russia, including for oil production logistics and wholesale gas and power trading, and how regulators are reacting.
Interview: Wim Roels, Borouge, on megatrends, strategies, and 2018 outlook
February 15, 2018
- Borouge chief executive Wim Roels shares his expectations in the polymers this year as well as trends that could affect the sector over the coming years.
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Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

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The Asian Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asian Petrochemical assessments.


Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology



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