Weekly Market Update: February 26 – March 2, 2018

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TCC’s Weekly Raw Materials Update: February 26 – March 2.

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Ethylene

February spot ends the month at 22.125cpp
Mar spot starts, trades down to 21.25cpp

Feb 45-day weight average for TX/LA: 23.19cpp
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Benzene

Mar ended the week down to 303cpg

Mar: 301-305cpg DDP HTC
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Propylene

PGP
Spot Mar PGP trades up to 44.5-45cpp
US PGP still below Asia (FOB Korea and CFR China) and Europe

RGP
Spot Mar RGP up to 29.5cpp

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Polypropylene

Limited spot activity this week
Market awaiting clarity on Mar propylene values

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Polyethylene

Prices firm, tight spot availability

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Polystyrene

US PS producers announce 4cpp increase in March
Follows a 2cpp hike in February
Tight styrene monomer supplies, rising butadiene rubber costs believed to be the causes

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Crude Oil

Lower this week

Monday: $63.91/bbl
Fri: $61.25/bbl
Last Fri: 63.55/bbl
(Apr NYMEX WTI Crude)

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Natural Gas

Higher this week

Mon: $2.686/mmBtu
Fri: $2.695/mmBtu
Last Fri: 2.657/mmBtu
(Apr NYMEX Natural Gas)

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