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Singapore — China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, raised its ex-worksbutadiene offers in East China to Yuan 9,400/mt, or $1,191/mt on an importparity basis, effective Tuesday, up Yuan 500/mt, or about 5.6%, market sourcessaid.

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The state-owned company last increased butadiene prices on November 24,when they were hiked by Yuan 400/mt to Yuan 8,900/mt.

The price hike was due to tight supply and higher naphtha feedstockcosts, the sources said.

On Monday, naphtha was assessed at $586.50/mt CFR Japan, up from$579.50/mt on Friday last week, S&P Global Platts data showed.

Supply was tight in northern China as well and Liaoning Huajin TongdaChemicals raised its offer to Yuan 9,510/mt, up Yuan 600/mt, on Monday.

--Clement Choo, clement.choo@spglobal.com

--Edited by E Shailaja Nair, shailaja.nair@spglobal.com