US propylene stocks rise 5%, refineries run near 2010 high

04 August 2010 23:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene inventories rose by 5% in the week ended 30 July as US refineries ran at their second-highest level in 2010, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.

Refinery-sourced propylene stockpiles last week stood at 3.037m bbl, up from 2.886m bbl in the week ended 23 July.

US refineries last week operated at 91.2% of capacity, trailing 91.5% in mid July, the highest operating rate so far this year.

Non-fuel use propylene, as defined by the EIA, is intended for petrochemical manufacturing, including polymer and chemical-grade propylene.

US weekly non-fuel use propylene inventories – m bbl (EIA)

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Percent operable utilisation at US refineries (EIA)

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By: William Lemos
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