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US nonfuel use propylene supplies rise to 3.5 year high

HOUSTON, January 4, 2019 (PCW) -- US nonfuel use propylene inventories gained 260,000 barrels (5.4%) last week to reach a new 3.5-year high at 5.077 million barrels, the EIA said today. It was the tenth inventory build in the past twelve weeks, and propylene inventories are now double their year-ago level. Meanwhile, US Gulf Coast refinery utilization increased 1.5 percentage point to 99.4%, with gross inputs to Gulf Coast refineries of 9.701 million barrels just shy of the record 9.733 million barrels seen in August 2018 -- David Barry

US Nonfuel Use Propylene Inventories
000 bbl Current Week
Current week 5,077
Last week 4,817 260 5.4%
4 weeks ago 4,450 627 14.1%
Year ago 2,534 2,543 100.4%
52 week average 3,032 2,045 67.5%
Source: US Energy Information Administration

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