25 January 2012 16:49 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US butadiene (BD) production in December totalled 262m lb (118,841 tonnes), a 8.7% drop from 287m lb produced in the same month in 2010, Jacobs Consultancy said on Wednesday.
However, BD production in December rose by 6.1% compared with 247m lb produced in November, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.
If measured on a daily rate, BD output last month climbed by 2.9% versus November, according to the report.
US crackers operated at 94.3% of capacity in December. The figure is up from 92.2% in November and 90.2% in December 2010, the report showed.
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