US Q4 ethylene production stays flat year on year - NPRA

25 February 2011 21:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US fourth-quarter ethylene production remained about the same year on year, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Friday.

US ethylene output in the fourth quarter was down by 5% compared with the third quarter, at 13.12bn lb (5.95m tonnes) from 13.83bn lb, the group said.

Ethylene inventories in the fourth quarter were at 646m lb, falling by 3% from the third quarter, and falling by 6% from 686m lb one year earlier.

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

Ethylene production, in billions of pounds

Q4 2009 

Q1 2010 

Q2 2010 

Q3 2010 

Q4 2010

 13.12

 12.72

13.18

 13.83

  13.12

Ethylene inventories, in billions of pounds

Q4 2009 

Q1 2010 

Q2 2010 

Q3 2010 

Q4 2010

 0.686

 0.512

 0.601

 0.664

 0.646

 

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