Weekly Market Update: January 1-5, 2018

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Ethylene

Traded higher this week
Jan spot trades up to 28.75cpp
20 new spot trades this week

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Benzene

U.S. Jan benzene starts the year flat, $3.21/gal
U.S. styrene rebounds to 58.1cpp

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Propylene

PGP
Spot Jan PGP bid up to 56.75cpp, no trades
US PGP highest in the world

RGP
Spot Jan RGP trades up to 38cpp

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Polypropylene

PP prices flat to higher, limited activity

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Polyethylene

PE prices mostly flat, buyers and sellers gradually returning to the market
Spot availability apparently scarce

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Polystyrene

Jan PS prime market discussed to roll from Dec

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Crude Oil

Higher this week
Tuesday: $60.37/bbl
Friday: $61.44/bbl
(Feb NYMEX WTI Crude)

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Natural Gas

Lower this week
Monday: $3.056/mmBtu
Friday: $2.795/mmBtu
(Feb NYMEX Natural Gas)

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