Following a bumper H1 2017 for NWE benzene producers, what lies ahead in H2?

NWE benzene, toluene H2 outlook bullish on firm demand, tight supplies

Senior petrochemicals pricing specialist Thordur Gunnarsson looks at how robust downstream demand and a balanced-to-tight NWE market could see strong benzene margins sustained throughout Q3 and possibly Q4 2017.

* Demand, tight supplies paint bullish picture for benzene, toluene

* Delayed start-ups in Asia to support NWE benzene

* Strong downstream demand in Europe sustained into Q4

* Firm benzene market, TDI ramp-up to support NWE toluene

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