26 November 2013 22:32 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US October daily production of butadiene (BD) from crackers increased by 0.8% month over month, according to data made available on Tuesday from consulting firm Jacobs Consultancy.
US daily October BD production from crackers was about 8.16m lb/day (3,701 tonnes/day), up from the September level of approximately 8.10m lb/day, the report said.
Coupled with an extra day in October, total BD produced from steam crackers was 4.2% higher, up to about 253m lb from about 243m lb, the report said.
US steam cracker operating rates increased in October to 92.8% from 92.1%, leading to higher BD production.
However, butane usage as a feedstock dropped to 4.4% of the feedslate in October from 5.2% in September.
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