Weekly Market Update: January 29 – February 2, 2018

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

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Ethylene

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

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Benzene

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

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Propylene

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

RGP
Spot Feb RGP offered down to 31cpp

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Polypropylene

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

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Polyethylene

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

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Polystyrene

US PS producers announced 2-7cpp increases for February

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Crude Oil

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

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Natural Gas

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

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