US propylene output in June falls 9% on year – consultant

25 July 2012 15:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene production in June totalled 854m lb (387,000 tonnes), a 9% drop from 940m lb produced in the same month in 2011, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Wednesday.

However, propylene output in June rose by 4.5% by volume compared with 817m lb in May, while climbing by 8.0% if production is measured on a daily rate, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

Propylene production increased in June, compared with May, because of a heavier feedslate last month, particularly naphtha, the consulting firm said.

US crackers operated at 87.1% of capacity in June, up from a revised 86.4% in May, but down from 91.4% in June 2011, the report showed.

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