US paraffin wax production increased by less than 1% in October

28 December 2012 20:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US refineries produced 268,000 bbl (34,053 tonnes) of paraffin wax (p-wax) in October, an increase of 0.02% from the prior month, according to data released on Friday by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The October production represented a 6,000 bbl increase from the 262,000 bbl of p-wax produced in September, and an increase from the 265,000 bbl produced in October 2011.

For the year through October, US refineries produced 2.554m bbl of p-wax, EIA said.

In 2011, US refineries produced a total of 3.038m bbl of p-wax.

US p-wax producers include American Refining, Calumet Specialty Products, ExxonMobil, HollyFrontier and International Group.

By: Frank Zaworski
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