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.

Butadiene production, in millions of pounds

Q3 2010

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2011

Q3 2011

910.8

792.5

890.1

878.4

952.2

 

Butadiene inventories, in millions of pounds

Q3 2010

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2011

Q3 2011

141.3

99.0

149.5

129.5

164.7

 

For more on BD visit ICIS chemical intelligence


By: William Lemos
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