US propylene output in Feb falls 12% year on year - consultant

05 April 2012 21:17  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene production in February totalled 779m lb (353,349 tonnes), a 12% drop from 890m lb produced in the same month in 2011, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Thursday.

Propylene production in February also fell by 11% compared with 873m lb in January, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

Measured on a daily rate, propylene production in February fell by 5% compared with January.

US crackers operated at 88.9% of capacity in February. The figure is down from 92.5% in January and 90.2 % in February 2011, the report showed.

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