INTERACTIVE: US propylene inventories fall 4.3% week on week

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene inventories fell by 4.3% in the week ended 5 October, according to the US Energy Administration (EIA) on Thursday.

The week-on-week decrease was alongside a dip in refinery operating rates to 88.8%. Refinery operating rates had not been below 90% since early March, but have fallen in recent weeks as fall maintenance gets underway.

Year on year, propylene inventories are 33% weaker than 3.036m bbl in the week ended 6 October 2017.