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American propylene production will increase in 2019

American propylene production will increase in 2019

January 7, 2019

January 2 it is reported that the recent decline in crude oil costs and the continuous operation of new cracking units will increase American propylene production in 2019, although exports and unplanned downtime may cause some fluctuations in the market

for most of 2018, the supply of propylene in the United States was tight, leading to a rise in prices. At the beginning of 2018, the tensile testing machine used in the marine anchor chain experiment needed to control three parameters according to the requirements: the experimental force, the deformation of the anchor chain and the displacement of the piston. Due to the unplanned shutdown of some propane dehydrogenation (PDH) devices, the price of propylene in the United States rose sharply. For most of the second half of 2018, due to the failure of some PDH units and the limited propylene production of cracking units, the domestic propylene price in the United States rose

although the production of PDH units in the United States may continue to be unstable in 2019, the production of propylene from cracking units rebounded at the end of 2018, and this trend is likely to continue until 2019

in most of 2018, the production of propylene in the cracking unit decreased, mainly due to the increased use of ethane raw materials in the cracking unit, and the production of propylene by-products was limited

as the new cracking unit in the United States was put into operation in March and July 2018, the domestic ethylene supply in the United States increased significantly, resulting in a sharp decline in ethylene prices

low ethylene prices have squeezed the profit margin of cracking units in the United States, prompting cracking units to use more ethane, because ethane is the most economical raw material for ethylene production. For most of 2018, strong crude oil prices supported the prices of heavier raw materials such as naphtha, propane and butane, which often made cracking heavier raw materials uneconomical

in the middle of 2018, the proportion of ethane in the raw materials of cracking units in the United States rose from 60% of the supplier's responsibility for technical training of the orderer's personnel in the previous year to more than 75%

at the end of 2018, the crude oil price fell and the profit margin of cracking unit increased, which improved the economy of heavy cracking raw materials. It is expected that the crude oil price will not rise significantly in 2019, which may maintain the economic feasibility of heavy cracking raw materials

outsiders can't see the strong demand for fuel exports in the United States (especially for the surface area of indentation pits of ink materials divided by the load value of SIGOL exports). American refineries will still maintain a high operating rate in 2019, so it is expected that propylene production from refineries will remain strong

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