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Apr 22, 2014, 14:11 ET

Earth Day 2014: U.S. recycled plastic industry booms; some recycled products now more expensive than new, according to PetroChem Wire

Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pellets are now selling at higher prices than new PET produced from scratch at refineries. As of April...

Mar 10, 2014, 12:49 ET

U.S. propane prices slide as winter buying subsides, says PetroChem Wire

U.S. spot prices for propane, a petroleum product used for home heating, chemical production, crop drying and outdoor cooking, dropped sharply in...

Dec 11, 2013, 10:25 ET

U.S. PVC prices set to rise in 2014 on higher ethylene prices, export demand

 U.S. prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the plastic most widely used in construction, are set to rise by five cents per pound in the first...

May 02, 2013, 10:51 ET

U.S. ethylene prices hit four-month low in April

U.S. prices for ethylene, the chemical building block for many plastic consumer goods from toys to lawn furniture, reached their lowest level since...

Mar 04, 2013, 09:40 ET

U.S. ethylene prices drop seven percent in February after January highs

 Prices for ethylene, the raw material for many consumer goods made from plastic, declined in early February from the eight-month peak reached...

Feb 26, 2013, 09:40 ET

U.S. PVC prices gain, other plastics mixed in February, according to PetroChem Wire

 Prices for the plastic used to make plumbing pipes have shot up in February and are set to rise again in March as supplies become strained and...

Dec 04, 2012, 10:13 ET

PetroChem Wire: U.S. ethylene prices at lowest level since August

Prices for the chemical building block ethylene dropped to nearly 50 cents per pound at the end of November, their lowest level since early August....

Jul 05, 2012, 09:40 ET

U.S. ethylene prices rise after hitting 20-month low in June

U.S. prices for the chemical building block ethylene recovered somewhat at the end of June from the lowest level in 20 months as short-term supply...

Jun 01, 2012, 09:15 ET

Ethylene hits seven-month low in U.S. during May

U.S. prices for the chemical building block ethylene reached a seven-month low in May, dropping below 50 cents per pound, according to PetroChem...

Apr 30, 2012, 10:15 ET

Ethylene Prices Reach Seven-Year High in April

 U.S. prices for ethylene, the building block chemical for products ranging from plastic bags to antifreeze, recently reached levels not seen...

Apr 14, 2011, 08:15 ET

PetroChem Wire: U.S. Petrochemical Prices See Big Gains in Q1

Prices all along the U.S. petrochemical chain moved higher during the first quarter of 2011, but none more dramatically than ethylene, according to...

Sep 20, 2010, 09:40 ET

PetroChem Wire Launches 'Repro/Regrind Report' to Serve Growing Plastics Recycling Market

PetroChem Wire (PCW), a daily U.S. petrochemical industry newsletter, today announced the launch of "Repro/Regrind Report," a monthly market price...

Aug 26, 2010, 09:46 ET

PetroChem Wire: September NYMEX Ethylene Prices Increase

U.S. ethylene prices rose in August, with the September New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.40250...

Aug 09, 2010, 11:32 ET

PetroChem Wire's Quiner to Present on Evolution of U.S. Olefins and Polymer Markets at PGPC Mumbai Event

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...

Jul 27, 2010, 09:15 ET

PetroChem Wire: August NYMEX Ethylene Prices Drop

U.S. ethylene prices fell in July, with the August New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.3225 per...

Jun 25, 2010, 09:25 ET

PetroChem Wire: July NYMEX Ethylene Prices Drop

U.S. ethylene prices fell in June, with the July New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.34 per pound....

May 25, 2010, 09:25 ET

PetroChem Wire: June NYMEX Ethylene Prices Drop

U.S. ethylene prices fell in May, with the June New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.40 per pound....

Apr 27, 2010, 09:15 ET

PetroChem Wire: May NYMEX Ethylene Prices Drop

U.S. ethylene prices were volatile during April, with the May New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at...

Mar 26, 2010, 09:25 ET

PetroChem Wire: April NYMEX Ethylene Prices Rise

U.S. ethylene prices continued to rise during March, with the April New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring...

Feb 23, 2010, 09:20 ET

PetroChem Wire: March NYMEX Ethylene Prices Rise

U.S. ethylene prices continued to rise during February, with the March New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and...