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Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Decline

6:58 AM MDT | November 4, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates fell 4 percentage points in September, to 83%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production decreased about 7.9% in September compared with August. Chlorine gas production was lower by about 69,154 tons, to 923,217 tons, down 6.9% from August. Liquid chlorine production fell by 73,281 tons, to 722,521 tons, or 9.2% less than the year-ago period. Year-on-year total chlorine production for September fell about 10% from September 2010, to 1.6 million tons...

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