US Q1 propylene output jumps 14% year on year - NPRA

18 May 2010 11:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--US first-quarter propylene production totalled 7.53bn lb (3.41m tonnes), a 14% increase from the 6.62bn lb in the first quarter of 2009, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said late on Monday.

However, first-quarter propylene production fell by 0.5% from the 7.57bn lb produced in the fourth quarter of 2009, the NPRA said.

US propylene inventories in the first quarter stood at 1.54bn lb, unchanged from the fourth quarter, but were down by 1.9% from 1.57bn lb in the same period one year earlier.

NPRA’s quarterly data are based on voluntary reports.

The figures include production of refinery-sourced and co-product propylene.

  Propylene production (in billions of pounds)

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

Q1 2010

6.62

7.31

7.76

7.57

7.53

  Propylene inventories (in billions of pounds)

Q1 2009

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

Q1 2010

1.57

1.28

1.31

1.54

1.54

  Source: NPRA

For more on propylene visit ICIS chemical intelligence
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect


By: William Lemos
+1 713 525 2653



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly