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Argus DeWitt launches daily olefins report

Houston, 9 June 2014

Global energy and commodity news and price reporting organisation Argus has launched the Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report. This publication provides US Gulf coast pricing for ethylene and propylene, including daily volume-weighted averages, market analysis, coverage of global contract and swaps prices and a large news section.

The US petrochemical industry is experiencing a resurgence, as low-priced ethane and propane have made domestic production of ethylene and propylene second only to Middle East output in terms of economic competitiveness. Growing US production has created additional spot market liquidity and is expected to lead to significant exports in the coming years. As a result of this, many trading firms have entered the US olefins spot market to supplement the activities of producers and consumers that historically have done most of their sales or purchases on a contract basis.

The Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report will provide independent arms-length price assessments of US spot markets. The report will draw on Argus’ global presence in reporting, feedstock, and cargo markets to provide market participants with comprehensive, actionable intelligence.

“Argus’ comprehensive coverage of global petrochemical markets continues to expand with the launch of the Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report. This report will prove valuable to those already established in the global olefins markets, as well as newcomers entering the markets,” Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said.

Argus, through its purchases of DeWitt and Jim Jordan & Associates (JJ&A), offers a full range of international petrochemical information services. Argus DeWitt reports cover global trade and pricing for aromatics, olefins, butadiene, methanol, MTBE, hydrocarbon resins and other petrochemicals. Argus DeWitt publishes nearly 200 price references, which are widely used in index pricing and for analytical purposes. In addition to reports, Argus DeWitt provides consulting services and publishes multi-client studies.

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