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?xml:namespace> 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
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