US Q3 2013 benzene production and stocks up from 2012

31 October 2013 19:23  [Source: ICIS news]

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

Third-quarter benzene production was up at 412m gal, up by 0.7% from 409m gal in the third quarter of 2012.

Year-to-date production in 2013 was 1.27bn gal though, up by 0.5% from 1.21bn gal from year-to-date production the same time in 2012.

Meanwhile, third quarter benzene inventories were at 97m gal, up by 24% from 79m gal in the third quarter of 2012.

However, 2013 third quarter inventories were down by 13% from 112m in the second quarter.  

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

Total benzene production, in millions of gallons

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Q2 2013

Q3 2013

409

398

388

475

412


By: Brian Balboa
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