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U.S. Petchem Output Climbs

12:41 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Peck Hwee Sim

First-quarter U.S. petrochemical production gained 4% from the year-ago period, to 48.5 billion lbs, says the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington). Production of the 15 petchems surveyed and reported by the NPRA include olefins, aromatics, as well as acrylonitrile, cumene, ethylene dichloride (EDC), ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene glycol (EG), para-xylene, and styrene. First-quarter inventories of seven petchems surveyed was 2% higher than last-year’s quarter, but 9% below the previous quarter, at 5.2 billion lbs, NPRA says...

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