US Q4 ethylene production jumps 22% on year – NPRA

12 February 2010 19:22  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US fourth-quarter ethylene production was 13.1bn lb (5.94m tonnes), a 22% increase from 10.7bn lb one year earlier, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Friday.

Ethylene production in the fourth quarter rose by 0.8% compared with 13.0bn lb produced in the third quarter of 2009, the NPRA said.

US ethylene inventories in the fourth quarter were at 686m lb. That is down by 37% from 1.09bn lb a year earlier, but a 36% increase from 504m lb in the third quarter of 2009.

NPRA's quarterly data for ethylene is based on voluntary reports.


Ethylene production, in billions of pounds

Q4 2008

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

10.71

10.92

12.75

13.05

13.11


Ethylene inventories, in billions of pounds

Q4 2008

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

1.09

0.771

0.950

0.504

0.686


 

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