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U.S. Production Output Mixed; Volumes Down

10:23 AM MST | November 20, 2007 | RC

Olefins production dropped and some aromatics production rose sharply in the third quarter, compared to the same year-ago period, says results from a recent survey published by the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington). Olefins inventories dropped, the study says. Winners and Losers* (in millions)   lbs % Change Acrylonitrile 709 -9.93% Benzene1 532 -0.37 Ethylbenzene 3,372 9.98 Ethylene 14,230 0.55 Finished butadiene 937 -22.20 Propylene 8,943 -1.97 Styrene 3,089 9.12 * Third-quarter petrochemical production compared to same...

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