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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Rise to 93% in August

1:14 PM MDT | September 21, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped to 93% in August, a 3-percentage point increase from July, says the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). This represents the highest production rate this year and a 12-percentage point premium over May levels, when the industry experienced its lowest operating rates of 2010. Chlorine production rose 3.7% in August compared with July. About 38,725 tons more chlorine gas and 30,119 tons more liquid chlorine were produced, up about 3.8% and 3.6%, respectively. Year-on-year, chlorine production is up about...

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