US BD output in October rises 11% year on year - consultant

26 November 2012 20:35  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US butadiene (BD) production in October totalled 255m lb (115,666 tonnes), an 11% increase from 230m lb produced in the same month in 2011, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Monday.

BD production in October rose by 3.2% by volume from 247m lb in September, but when measured on a daily rate output was flat compared with the previous month, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

US crackers operated at 90.7% of capacity in October, down from 94.7% in September but up from 88.1% in October 2011, the report showed.

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