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Chemical Economics Handbook

Butanes

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Production 6
Consumption 8
Trade 15
Introduction 16
Manufacturing processes 17
Crude distillation 17
Catalytic cracking 17
Catalytic reforming 18
Thermal operations 18
Catalytic hydrocracking 18
Isomerization 18
Supply and demand by region 18
United States 18
Producing companies 18
Natural gas processing 18
Petroleum refineries 20
Salient statistics 20
Production 21
Consumption 28
Refinery for gasoline 32
Gasoline alkylate 32
Direct blending 33
Isomerization 34
Petrochemicals 35
Ethylene 35
Propylene oxide 36
MTBE 37
Maleic anhydride 39
Acetic acid 39
Butadiene 40
Fuel uses 40
Other 41
Price 41
Trade 42
Canada 43
Producing companies 43
Natural gas processing 43
Petroleum refiners 44
Salient statistics 44
Production 45
Consumption 46
Price 48
Trade 48
Mexico 49
Producing companies 49
Natural gas processing 49
Petroleum refiners 49
Salient statistics 50
Production 51
Consumption 51
Central and South America 52
Producing companies 52
Natural gas processing 52
Petroleum refiners 53
Salient statistics 54
Production 56
Consumption 59
Europe 67
Producing companies 67
Natural gas processing 67
Petroleum refiners 68
Salient statistics 69
Production 71
Consumption 74
Petrochemicals 76
Ethylene 77
Maleic anhydride 78
Propylene oxide/t-butyl alcohol 78
MTBE 78
Acetic acid 78
Residential and commercial 78
Engine fuel 79
Industrial fuels 80
Town gas and all other applications 81
Price 81
Trade 82
Commonwealth of Independent States 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 83
Production 84
Consumption 85
Middle East 86
Producing companies 87
Natural gas processing 87
Petroleum refiners 87
Salient statistics 88
Production 88
Consumption 92
Price 100
Africa 101
Producing companies 101
Natural gas processing 101
Petroleum refiners 102
Salient statistics 103
Production 103
Consumption 107
Japan 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 112
Production 113
Consumption 114
Petrochemicals 115
Fuel uses 115
Refinery captive consumption 116
Price 116
Trade 117
China 119
Producing companies 119
Natural gas processing 119
Petroleum refiners 119
Salient statistics 119
Production 120
Consumption 121
Southwest Asia 122
Producing companies 122
Natural gas processing 122
Petroleum refiners 123
Salient statistics 123
Production 124
Consumption 128
Southeast Asia 131
Producing companies 131
Natural gas processing 131
Petroleum refiners 132
Salient statistics 132
Production 133
Consumption 136
Oceania 143
Producing companies 143
Natural gas processing 143
Petroleum refiners 144
Salient statistics 144
Production 145
Consumption 147
Appendix 149
Properties of butanes 149
Toxicity 150
Bibliography 150

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