Weekly Market Update: February 12-16, 2018

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TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: February 12-16.

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Ethylene

Range-bound most of the week, ending slightly higher
Feb MtB-NOVA began the week at 22.25cpp
Ended the week bid at 22.625
March maintained a small premium of .25cpp

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Benzene

Prices higher this week
Feb bids rose to $3.09/gal DDP HTC
March was bid at $3.09
April was bid at $3.10

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Propylene

PGP
Spot Feb PGP was lower this week
Traded down to 45.25cpp Friday morning

RGP
Spot Feb RGP offered down slightly to 30cpp

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Polypropylene

Prices were mostly lower this week
Limited trading due to anticipated lower prices to come

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Polyethylene

PE prices mixed this week, spot availability remains limited

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Polystyrene

PS producers are continuing to implement at 2cpp increase for Feb
Follows a roll for January
Some tight prime availability

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Crude Oil

Slightly lower this week
Monday: $59.89/bbl
Friday: $61.83/bbl
(Mar NYMEX WTI Crude)

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Natural Gas

Lower this week
Monday: $2.564/mmBtu
Friday: $2.605/mmBtu
(Feb NYMEX Natural Gas)

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