The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas July 5, 2018

Weekly Market Update: July 5, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: July 5, 2018.

Ethylene

Higher
Jul MtB-NOVA traded at 14.125cpp

Benzene

Flat last week
Priced DDP HTC at 283cpg

Propylene

PGP
Jul PGP ended at 56cpp

RGP
Jul RGP last traded at 41.5cpp

Brent Crude Oil

Flat
Thursday: $77.39/bbl
Sep ICE Brent

Crude Oil

Flat-to-Higher
Monday: $73.66/bbl
Aug NYMEX WTI Crude

Natural Gas

Flat-to-lower
Thursday: $2.837/mmBtu
Aug NYMEX Natural Gas

Weekly Market Review

The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas July 5, 2018

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas July 2, 2018

Weekly Market Update: July 2, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: July 2, 2018.

Ethylene

Slightly higher
Jun MtB-NOVA bid at 13cpp, Offered at 13.75cpp
Last traded at 12.625cpp

Benzene

Flat, to slightly higher
Priced DDP HTC at 284cpg

Propylene

June Propylene contract price up 8cpp for June

PGP
June PGP offered at 55.75cpp, no bids

RGP
June RGP last traded at 42cpp

Brent Crude Oil

Higher this week
Friday: $79.44/bbl
Aug ICE Brent

Crude Oil

Futures higher this week
Friday: $74.45/bbl
Aug NYMEX WTI Crude

Natural Gas

Flat-to-lower
Monday: $2.924/mmBtu
Aug NYMEX

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas July 2, 2018

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas June 20, 2018

Weekly Market Update: June 20, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: June 20, 2018.

Ethylene

Slightly lower
Jun MtB-NOVA bid at 12cpp, offered at 12.875cpp
Last traded at 13.5cpp

Benzene

Lower in June
Priced DDP HTC at 280cpp

Propylene

RGP
June PGP bid at 54cpp, offered at 58cpp

RGP
June RGP bid down to 39cpp, last traded at 42cpp

Brent Crude Oil

Futures higher this week
Monday: $65.85/bbl
July NYMEX WTI Crude

Crude Oil

Futures lower this week
Monday: $75.34/bbl
AUG ICE Brent

Natural Gas

Flat-to-lower
Monday: $2.951/mmBtu
July NYMEX

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas June 20, 2018

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas June 5, 2018

Weekly Market Update: June 5, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: June 5, 2018.

Ethylene

Ethylene was slightly higher, up to 15.625cpp
Flat so far in June

Benzene

Benzene is flat-to-lower recently
Priced DDP HTC at 294cpp

Propylene

RGP
June PGP up to 61.125cpp

RGP
June RGP also up to 42.00cpp

Brent Crude Oil

Futures lower this week
Tuesday: $75.29/bbl
AUG ICE Brent

Crude Oil

Futures lower this week
Tuesday: $64.75/bbl
July NYMEX WTI Crude

Natural Gas

Flat-to-lower
Tuesday: $2.93/mmBtu
July NYMEX

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas June 5, 2018

TCC produces weekly market review graphics, with content courtesy of PetroChem Wire. This information is distributed via TCC’s social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, as well as posted to The View section of the website, and occasionally published via email with other market updates.

The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas May 24, 2018

Weekly Market Update: May 24, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: May 24, 2018.

Ethylene

Ethylene last traded Tuesday at 14.5cpp
May was bid at 14cpp, offered at 16cpp
June bid at 14.25cpp

Benzene

Benzene continues to be flat this week
Last priced DDP HTC at 297cpp

Propylene

RGP
May PGP traded up to 53cpp
Up from 51cpp last week

RGP
May RGP bid down to 35.5cpp, offered up to 41cpp

Crude Oil

Flat-to-higher this week

Wednesday: $71.84/bbl
(June NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Slightly higher this week

Wednesday: $2.914/mmBtu
(June NYMEX Natural Gas)

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The Chemical Company Weekly Market Update Benzene Ethylene Propylene PGP RGP Crude Natural Gas May 24, 2018

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Weekly Market Update: May 7, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: May 7, 2018.

Ethylene

Ethylene was mostly flat this week
Bid at 12.625cpp, Offered at 13.25cpp
Last traded at 13.125cpp

Benzene

Benzene mostly flat this week
Last priced DDP HTC at 294cpp

Propylene

RGP
May PGP Bid down to 48cpp
Last traded at 49.25cpp

RGP
May RGP traded at 38cpp

Crude Oil

Higher this week

Monday: $70.73/bbl
(June NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Higher this week

Mon: $2.741/mmBtu
(June NYMEX Natural Gas)

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Weekly Market Update: April 16-20, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: April 16-20.

Ethylene

Spot ethylene slightly lower this week, to 14cpp

30-day weighted average: 15.637cpp
Compared to March average: 19.656cpp

Benzene

Spot ends the week flat-to-down, $2.92/gal DDP HTC

May: 292-296cpg DDP HTC
June: 290-295cpg DDP HTC

Propylene

RGP
Apr PGP up slightly, to 44.75cpp
May PGP traded at 44.5cpp

RGP
Spot RGP bid higher, no trades. Up to 35cpp

Polypropylene

Prices flat-to-higher
Strong demand and unplanned outages
PP export falling off

Polyethylene

Spot prices moved lower
LDPE clarity, LDPE coating and HMWPE film remain tight
PE export availability improved, spot offers limited

Polystyrene

Spot prices down, buyers look to lower feedstock costs

Crude Oil

Higher this week

Monday: $66.22/bbl
Fri: $68.38/bbl
Last Fri: $67.39/bbl
(May NYMEX WTI Crude)

Brent: June Brent settled at $74.06/bbl Friday

Natural Gas

Higher this week

Mon: $2.752/mmBtu
Fri: $2.739/mmBtu
Last Fri: $2.735/mmBtu
(May NYMEX Natural Gas)

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Weekly Market Update: April 9-13, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: April 9-13.

Ethylene

Spot ethylene steadies this week at 14.25cpp

45-day weighted average: 15.653cpp
Compared to March average: 19.887cpp

Benzene

Spot ends the week flat, $2.94/gal DDP HTC

US higher than Europe and Asia

Propylene

RGP
Spot PGP up slightly, to 43.75cpp

RGP
Spot RGP trades up to 33.5cpp

Polypropylene

Prices flat-to-higher, supply remains tight with strong demand
PP operating rates rebounding to 93.5%

Polyethylene

Flat-to-lower this week
Supply of some grades show signs of loosening
LLDPE relatively available
HDPE BM shows flat availability
LDPE film, HMWPE film remain tight

Polystyrene

Prices steady this week, limited spot activity, relatively good availability

Crude Oil

Higher this week

Monday: $63.42/bbl
Fri: $67.39/bbl
Last Fri: $62.06/bbl
(May NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Higher this week

Mon: $2.693/mmBtu
Fri: $2.735/mmBtu
Last Fri: $2.701/mmBtu
(May NYMEX Natural Gas)

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Weekly Market Update: April 2-6, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: March 26-29.

Ethylene

Spot ethylene hits new lows this week
Traded Friday at 14.25cpp

Benzene

Spot was higher this week
Ended up 2cpg, to 296cpg ($885/mt)

Propylene

PGP
Spot Mar PGP steady at 42cpp

RGP
Spot Mar RGP bid higher, no new trades
Spot RGP ~ 29.5cpp

Polypropylene

Prices steady with tight availability for most grades

Polyethylene

HDPE BM HIC for export ended the week at 57cpp
LDPE film steady Friday at 55cpp
Domestic demand strong for HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE

Polystyrene

Prices firm this week, limited spot supply for HIPS and GPPS

Crude Oil

Lower this week

Monday: $63.01/bbl
Fri: $62.06/bbl
Last Fri: $64.94/bbl
(May NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Flat-to-lower this week

Mon: $2.683/mmBtu
Fri: $2.701/mmBtu
Last Fri: $2.733/mmBtu
(May NYMEX Natural Gas)

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Weekly Market Update: March 26-29, 2018

TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: March 26-29.

Ethylene

Spot ethylene saw a slight rebound
Ended the week at 17.25cpp

Ethylene down overall for March
March spot began the month at 22cpp

Benzene

Range-bound this week, no new trades
Mar: 292cpg DDP HTC
Apr: 289-295cpg DDP HTC
May: 288-294cpg DDP HTC

Propylene

PGP
Spot Mar PGP trades at month low, 42.75cpp

RGP

Spot Mar RGP steady at 29.5cpp

Polypropylene

Prices mostly unchanged, relatively quiet end of the month
April prices remain uncertain, depending on monomer contracts

Polyethylene

Flat-to-lower, spot trading quiet this week
LDPE, LLDPE spot availability expected to improve
HDPE BM and HMWPE likely to stay tight

Polystyrene

Prices steady, limited spot activity this week

Crude Oil

Lower this week

Monday: $65.55/bbl
Fri: $64.94/bbl
Last Fri: 65.88/bbl
(May NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Lower this week

Mon: $2.657/mmBtu
Fri: $2.773/mmBtu
Last Fri: 2.633/mmBtu
(May NYMEX Natural Gas)

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