Attend PetroChem Wire's FREE Half-Day Seminar in Houston

You are warmly invited to “Now More Than Ever,” PetroChemWire's FREE seminar in Houston.

With more material all along the US petrochemical value chain now available to the world, experts from PCW – the provider of benchmark olefins and polymers prices for the CME and ICE – will discuss the volatile petrochemicals space, managing price risk, feedstock economics and the impact of new capacities.

You can also network at our cocktail reception following the presentations.

Where: Hearsay on the Green, 1515 Dallas St., Houston TX 77010

When: 2-5 p.m., March 20, 2018 (Cocktail reception 4-5 p.m.)

Speakers include:

Kathy Hall, CEO and Executive Editor, PCW

David Barry, Senior Editor, PCW

Robert Sharp, Senior Editor, PCW

Samantha Hartke, Product Manager, PCW

Trey Hamblett, VP of Chemicals Research, IIR Energy

US nonfuel use propylene supplies climb to highest since September

HOUSTON, February 28, 2018 (PCW) -- US nonfuel use propylene inventories rose by 90,000 barrels (2.8%) last week to 3.343 million barrels, according to new figures from the Energy Department. It was the seventh consecutive inventory build, the longest run of stock increases since late 2014/early 2015. Propylene inventories are now 536,000 barrels (19.1%) above the 52-week average of 2.807 million barrels. Meanwhile, US Gulf refinery utilization was up 0.2 percentage points at 87%. -- David Barry

US Nonfuel Use Propylene Inventories
000 bbl Current Week
Current week 3,343
Last week 3,253 90 2.8%
4 weeks ago 2,935 408 13.9%
Year ago 2,513 830 33.0%
52 week average 2,807 536 19.1%
Source: US Energy Information Administration

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