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US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to highest in more than 3 years

HOUSTON, December 28, 2018 (PCW) -- US nonfuel use propylene inventories reached their highest level since July 2015 last week, gaining 155,000 barrels (3.3%) to 4.817 million barrels, the EIA said today. Inventories have climbed in nine of the past twelve weeks and now stand 1.834 million barrels above the 52-week average. Meanwhile, US Gulf Coast refinery throughput remained well above the seasonal average for the week ending December 21, rising 0.1 percentage point from the prior week to 97.9% utilization. -- David Barry

US Nonfuel Use Propylene Inventories
000 bbl Current Week
Change
Percentage
change
Current week 4,817
Last week 4,662 155 3.3%
4 weeks ago 4,116 701 17.0%
Year ago 2,702 2,115 78.3%
52 week average 2,983 1,834 61.5%
Source: US Energy Information Administration

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