Weekly Market Update: January 29 – February 2, 2018

The Chemical Company Weekly Pricing Update: January 29 – February 2.


US Jan ethylene ends trading between 24.75 – 25.25cpp
Feb ends the week trading between 25 – 25.25cpp


US Jan benzene ends the month at $3.07/gal
Feb benzene starts up $.07, to $3.14/gal
US Spot Benzene on-par with Asia, higher than Europe


Spot Feb PGP down to 16.5cpp, trades at 52cpp
US PGP price now close to Asia and Europe

Spot Feb RGP offered down to 31cpp


PP spot activity was limited this week with sharp drop in propylene values


PE prices flat to higher amid balanced-to-tight supply
Strong consumer sentiment cited as boosting resin consumption


US PS producers announced 2-7cpp increases for February

Crude Oil

Slightly lower this week
Monday: $65.56/bbl
Friday: $65.45/bbl
(Mar NYMEX WTI Crude)

Natural Gas

Lower this week
Monday: $3.167/mmBtu
Friday: $2.846/mmBtu
(Feb NYMEX Natural Gas)

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