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.

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