US Q3 BD production climbs 5% year on year - NPRA

30 November 2011 22:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US third-quarter butadiene (BD) production was 952.2m lb (431,911 tonnes), a 5% increase from 910.8m lb one year earlier, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) said on Wednesday.

BD production in the third quarter also rose by 8% compared with 878.4m lb in the second quarter of 2011, the group said.

US BD inventories in the third quarter stood at 164.7m lb, rising by 27% from 129.5m lb in the second quarter, while climbing by 17% from 141.3m lb in the same months one year earlier.

NPRA's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports.

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By: William Lemos
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