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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Hold Steady in December

8:19 AM MST | January 27, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates were unchanged in December, holding steady at 85%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Though operating rates were stable, production did increase, the report says. Total chlorine production rose 3.9% in December compared with November. Chlorine gas production was higher by 2.8%, to 956,166 tons, while liquid chlorine production rose 5.4%, to 777,903 tons. Year-over-year chlorine production for 2010 rose a whopping 24% from 2009, ending the year with a total of 21,174,363...

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