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2014-03-10 12:23:06

HOUSTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. spot prices for propane, a petroleum product used for home heating, chemical production, crop drying and outdoor cooking, dropped sharply in recent weeks, signaling the end of seasonal buying during a particularly long and harsh winter, according to PetroChem Wire. Spot propane, which sold in mid-February for close to $1.60 per gallon, sold for $1.09 per gallon on March 7, a level not seen since early last October, according to the daily...

2011-04-14 07:15:00

HOUSTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices all along the U.S. petrochemical chain moved higher during the first quarter of 2011, but none more dramatically than ethylene, according to PetroChem Wire (PCW), a daily U.S. petrochemical industry newsletter. PCW's cash market assessments are used to settle the cleared NYMEX ethylene contracts. Ethylene, a building block chemical, saw spot market prices soar 43.7 percent between the start of January and the end of March 2011. During that...

2010-08-09 10:32:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Mark Quiner is senior editor at the PetroChem Wire and is involved in the daily reporting and writing of the newsletter and production of its market indexes. Also, Quiner has done several large studies on U.S. ethylene and propylene pipeline logistics, working with industry players to compile a complete database and map of the Gulf coast petrochemical infrastructure. Prior to PetroChem Wire, Quiner was an editor at ICIS covering the olefins and...

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