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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Improve in November

9:12 AM MST | December 23, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates rose 3-percentage points in November, to 85%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine production fell 1.1% in November compared with October. Chlorine gas production was higher by 8,752 tons, or 0.95%, to 930,005 tons. However, 24,416 tons less liquid chlorine was produced, down 3.2%, to 737,853 tons. Planned maintenance at several chlor-alkali production facilities and seasonal weakness account for falling chlorine production, market sources...

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