US October ethylene output up 0.5% year on year - consultant

30 November 2011 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene production in October totalled 4.299bn lb (1.9m tonnes), a 0.5% increase from 4.276bn lb produced in the same month in 2010, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Wednesday.

Ethylene output in October also rose by 1.4% compared with 4.241bn lb in September, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

However, measured on a daily rate, US ethylene production last month fell by 1.9% versus September, according to the report.

US crackers operated at 87.6% of capacity in October, down from 89.3% in September but up from 87.2% in October 2010, the report showed.

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By: William Lemos
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