01 October 2013 18:05 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US August daily propylene production from crackers fell 8.3% month on month, according to data from consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy made available on Tuesday.
The company’s Hodson Report said that daily propylene production from crackers was 29.44m lb/day (13,354 tonnes/day), down from July’s level of 32.12m lb/day.
Most of the fall was the result of steam cracker operating rates falling to 89.7% in August from 93.3% in July.
The decline in cracker operating rates was mostly attributed to several unplanned outages and one planned maintenance turnaround.
Additionally, the US cracker feedslate shifted 0.2% toward lighter feeds, the report said.
Total propylene production from crackers also fell 8.3% month on month, to 913m lb in August from 996m lb in July.
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