02 August 2012 21:05 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US second-quarter propylene production totalled 7.54bn lb (3.42m tonnes), a 4.6% drop from 7.90bn lb one year earlier, data from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) showed on Thursday.
However, propylene output in the second quarter rose by 4.7% from 7.20bn lb in the first quarter of 2012, the group said.
The figures include production of refinery-sourced and co-product propylene, according to the AFPM.
US propylene inventories in the second quarter stood at 1.96bn lb, rising by 47.4% from 1.33bn lb one year earlier and by 21% from 1.62bn lb in the first quarter of the year.
AFPM's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports.
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