28 May 2013 17:28 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US total April ethylene production fell by 2.3% month on month, according to the Hodson Report issued Tuesday from consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy.
Total April ethylene production was at 4.352b lb (1.974m tonnes), down from 4.455b lb in March, due mostly to the loss of one day of production.
Daily ethylene production in April was higher by 0.9% from March, up to 145.1m lb/day from 143.7m lb/day.
This was because operating rates at US crackers increased to 89.7% in April from 88.9% in March.
Feedslate composition was largely steady, with ethane-based ethylene production moving up to 2.705b lb from 2.695b lb.
As a result, feedslate composition shifted by 0.3% toward lighter feeds, according to the report.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections