HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US produced 761,000 tonnes of sulphur via oil and gas processing in April, according to preliminary numbers provided on Thursday by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Total production was up slightly from 754,000 tonnes in March and up 11% from April 2013. Total production in March was adjusted up from 753,000 tonnes.
Shipments totalled 768,000 tonnes in April, up from 757,000 tonnes in March and up 10% from April 2013.
April sulphur production from petroleum totalled about 672,000 tonnes, and production from natural gas totalled 89,000 tonnes.
Production for 2014 through April was 2.95m tonnes, and shipments totalled 2.99m tonnes. Production was up 10% year on year, while shipments were up 11%.
Every month so far in 2014 has seen increased production from the corresponding month in 2013.
Increased production in the US has contributed to a balanced market, with Canadian production decreased due to the Syncrude outage from 9 January until 26 May.