US butadiene output falls 16% year on year - consultant

21 October 2011 22:50  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US butadiene (BD) production in September totalled 241m lb (109,316 tonnes), a 16% drop from 287m lb produced in the same month in 2010,  Jacobs Consultancy said on Friday.

BD production in September also fell by nearly 17% compared with 290m lb produced in August, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

Measured on a daily rate, BD output last month fell by 14%, according to the report.

US crackers operated at 88.6% of capacity in September, down from 93.8% in August and from 93.9% in September 2010, the report showed.

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By: William Lemos
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