US Q2 ethylene production up 2.5% year on year – NPRA

18 August 2010 17:03  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene production in the second-quarter rose by 2.5% compared with the year-earlier quarter, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Wednesday.

Monomer production in April-June was 13.07bn lb (5.93m tonnes), up from 12.75bn lb in the same months of 2009, the group said.

US ethylene output rose by 2.8% from 12.72bn lb in the first-quarter of 2010.

Ethylene inventories in the second quarter were at 603m lb, dropping by 37% from 950m lb a year earlier but rising by 18% from 509m lb in the first quarter of 2010.

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

Ethylene production, in billions of pounds

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

Q1 2010

Q2 2010

12.75

13.05

13.11

12.72

13.07

Ethylene inventories, in billions of pounds

Q2 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2009

Q1 2010

Q2 2010

0.950

0.504

0.686

0.509

0.603

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By: William Lemos
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