US Q4 butadiene output climbs 4.6% year on year - NPRA

12 February 2010 19:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US fourth-quarter butadiene (BD) production was 843m lb (382,378 tonnes), a 4.6%  increase from 806m lb one year earlier, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Friday.

BD production in the fourth quarter rose by 22.3% compared with 689m lb produced in the third quarter of 2009, the NPRA said.

US BD inventories in the fourth quarter were at 141m lb. That is down by 29.8% from 201m lb in the third quarter of 2009, and a 42.7% drop from 246m lb in the same period one year earlier.

NPRA's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports.


Butadiene production, in millions of pounds

Q4 2008

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

806

666

804

689

843


Butadiene inventories, in millions of pounds

Q4 2008

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

246

182

120

201

141


 

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By: William Lemos
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