US propylene output in November rises 5.4% on year - consultant

08 January 2013 21:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene production in November totalled 924m lb (419,123 tonnes), a 5.4% increase from 877m lb produced in the same month in 2011, consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy said on Tuesday.

Propylene production in November by volume fell by 0.5% from October, but when measured on a daily rate output rose by 2.8% from the previous month, the group said in its monthly Hodson report.

US crackers operated at 93.7% of capacity in November, rising from 90.8% in October and 92.2% in November 2011, the report showed.

The increase from October resulted from only three crackers in November being involved in relatively brief unplanned outages that month, the report said.

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