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NPRA: Olefins Production Slightly Increased in Third-Quarter

11:34 AM MST | November 29, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the third-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 2.36%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington).   The sequential rise in olefins production was led by ethylene, which rose 6.2% from the first-quarter, to 13.8 billion lbs. However, production for butadiene and propylene was not as strong. Butadiene increased about 0.78%, to 910 million lbs, while propylene production was up a mere 0.15%, to 7.94 billion lbs, NPRA says.   Despite smaller growth than achieved in the...

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