A disruption at Dow’s Boehlen cracker in Germany has added tightness, with few deals reported in a quiet spot market.
Propylene is expected to remain tight in the first quarter amid reports of light cracking and solid derivative offtake.
With the February butadiene CP settling at an increase for February and spot prices for both domestic and import deals rising amid buoyant demand, sellers appear to be confident.

Market players will be watching availability closely as the market moves into February as some have predicted a reduction in availability.