US Q1 EO output rises 2% year on year – AFPM

09 May 2012 19:09  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--US first-quarter ethylene oxide (EO) production totalled a revised 1.56bn lb (708,000 tonnes), a 2% increase from 1.53bn lb one year earlier, data from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) showed on Wednesday.

EO output in the first quarter was also up by 3% from 1.52bn lb in the fourth quarter of 2011, the group said.

AFPM revised the EO figures because of last minute data submissions and corrections after the first publication of the report, the group said.

AFPM's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports.

Total EO production, in billions of pounds

Q1 2011

Q2 2011

Q3 2011

Q4 2011

Q1 2012

1.53

1.43

1.67

1.52

1.56

Major US EO producers include BASF, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Lyondell, Huntsman, Shell and Indorama.


By: Leela Landress
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