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Butanes

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Natural gas processing6
Refinery processing7
Production7
Consumption10
Price19
Trade20
Introduction21
Manufacturing processes22
Crude distillation22
Catalytic cracking22
Catalytic reforming22
Thermal operations22
Catalytic hydrocracking23
Isomerization23
Supply and demand by region24
United States24
Producing companies24
Natural gas processing24
Petroleum refineries24
Salient statistics25
Production26
Consumption30
Refinery for gasoline31
Gasoline alkylate31
Direct blending32
Isomerization32
Petrochemicals33
Ethylene33
MTBE34
Propylene oxide34
Maleic anhydride35
Acetic acid36
Butadiene37
Fuel uses37
Other37
Trade37
Canada38
Producing companies38
Natural gas processing38
Petroleum refiners38
Salient statistics38
Production39
Consumption40
Price41
Mexico42
Producing companies42
Natural gas processing42
Petroleum refiners42
Salient statistics43
Production43
Consumption44
South America45
Producing companies45
Natural gas processing45
Petroleum refiners46
Salient statistics46
Production47
Consumption50
Trade57
Western Europe58
Producing companies58
Natural gas processing58
Petroleum refiners59
Salient statistics59
Production60
Consumption63
Petrochemicals65
Ethylene65
Maleic anhydride66
Propylene oxide/t-butyl alcohol66
Acetic acid66
Residential and commercial66
Engine fuel67
Industrial fuels68
Other69
Trade70
Central Europe71
Producing companies71
Natural gas processing71
Petroleum refiners71
Salient statistics71
Production72
Consumption75
Trade79
Commonwealth of Independent States80
Producing companies80
Natural gas processing80
Petroleum refiners81
Salient statistics81
Production82
Consumption85
Trade89
Middle East89
Producing companies90
Natural gas processing90
Petroleum refiners90
Salient statistics90
Production91
Consumption94
Trade98
Africa99
Producing companies99
Natural gas processing99
Petroleum refiners99
Salient statistics 100
Production 101
Consumption 103
Trade 105
Southwest Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Natural gas processing 106
Petroleum refiners 106
Salient statistics 107
Production 107
Consumption 110
Trade 112
Northeast Asia 113
Producing companies 113
Natural gas processing 113
Petroleum refiners 113
Salient statistics 114
Production 114
Consumption 117
Trade 122
Southeast Asia 123
Producing companies 123
Natural gas processing 123
Petroleum refiners 124
Salient statistics 124
Production 125
Consumption 128
Trade 132
Bibliography 133

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