US Q4 BD production falls 10% year on year - NPRA

25 February 2011 22:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US fourth-quarter butadiene (BD) production was 793m lb (360,000 tonnes), a 10% decline from 884m lb one year earlier, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Friday.

BD production in the fourth quarter fell by 13% compared with 911m lb in the third quarter, the group said.

US BD inventories in the fourth quarter were at 99m lb, dropping by 30% from 141m lb in the second quarter, while falling by 30% from 141m lb in the same period one year earlier.

NPRA's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports

Butadiene production, in millions of pounds

Q4 2009 

Q1 2010 

Q2 2010 

Q3 2010 

Q4 2010

884

876

903

911

793

Butadiene inventories, in millions of pounds

Q4 2009 

Q1 2010 

Q2 2010 

Q3 2010 

Q4 2010

141

152

151

141

99

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