US Q3 butadiene production declines by 8.7% - AFPM

31 October 2012 20:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US butadiene (BD) production in the third quarter was down 8.7% year on year, while inventories declined compared with the same time a year ago, according to data released by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) on Wednesday.

Third-quarter BD production was at 869.0m lb (394,000 tonnes), down from 952.2m lb at the same time in 2011.

Third-quarter 2012 inventories were 100m lb, down from 165m lb for the same period in 2011.

Major US BD producers include ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, Shell and TPC Group – all of which contributed production figures included in the AFPM survey.

By: Wesley Busch
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