Prices and margins were up across the board in the five-day tracking period that ended April 16. For all but Mont Belvieu, Texas, pentanes-plus, it ended a four-week slump that pulled ethane down 27% and the hypothetical NGL barrel down 7.4%.

Compared to prices a year ago, NGL still languish in lean times. Mont Belvieu ethane is off 19.4%; propane, 20.5%; butane, 16.8%; isobutane, 15.8%; and C5+, 19%.

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