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

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Q4 2012

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By: Brian Balboa
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