US butadiene output up by 3.7% year on year in July - consultant

24 August 2011 22:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US butadiene (BD) production in July totalled 278m (126,000 tonnes), a 3.7% increase from 268m lb produced in the same month in 2010, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Wednesday.

BD production in July – measured on a daily rate – rose by 1.4% compared with June, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

US crackers operated at 93.6% of capacity in July, rising from 91.4% in June and from 90.1% in July 2010, the report showed.

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By: William Lemos
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