US Q2 2013 benzene production and inventories up

31 July 2013 21:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US second quarter 2013 benzene production and inventories were up from the same time a year ago, according to data released by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) on Wednesday.

Second-quarter benzene production was at 475m gal, up by 24% from 383m gal in the second quarter of 2012.

Year-to-date production in 2013 also increased to 862m gal, up by 7.8% from year-to-date production at the same time in 2012.  

Meanwhile, second quarter benzene inventories were at 112m gal, up by 36% from 82m gal in the second quarter of 2012.

Major US benzene producers include BP, Chevron Phillips, LyondellBasell, Flint Hills, Shell and ExxonMobil – all of which contributed production figures included in the AFPM survey.

Total benzene production, in millions of gallons

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Q2 2013

383

409

398

388

475


By: Brian Balboa
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