US propylene stocks, refinery rates steady - EIA

27 April 2011 19:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene inventories and refinery operating rates were steady during the week ended 22 April, government data showed on Wednesday.

Refinery-sourced propylene inventories stood at 1.573m bbl, down by a slight 0.7% from a week earlier, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.

US refineries operated at 82.7% of capacity, up from 82.5% in the week ended 15 April, according to the government.

EIA figures refer to non-fuel-use propylene, which is intended for petrochemical manufacturing, including polymer-grade propylene and chemical-grade propylene.

Refinery-grade propylene for May traded at 90.75 cents/lb ($2,001/tonne, €1,361/tonne) on Wednesday, up from a deal done at 79.50 cents/lb in the first week of the month.

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

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By: William Lemos
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