US Jan ethylene output drops by 1.8% year on year – consultant

29 February 2012 21:35  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene production in January totalled 4.527bn lb (2.05m tonnes), a 1.8% drop from 4.610bn lb produced in the same month in 2011, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Wednesday.

Ethylene output in January fell by a similar amount compared with 4.616bn lb in December, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

US crackers operated at 92.2% of capacity in January. The figure is down from 94.1% in December and 94.0 % in January 2011, the report showed.

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