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NPRA: Olefins Production Continues to Increase

August 18, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the second-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 3.7%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington). Ethylene production rose 2.7% from the first-quarter, to 13.0 billion lbs, while butadiene increased about 3%, to 903 million lbs. Meanwhile, propylene production was up about 5%, to 7.9 billion lbs, NPRA says. Year-over-year olefins production continues to increase. Ethylene production is up 2.5% from the year-ago quarter, while butadiene and propylene are each up...

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