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Butylenes

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Production capacity6
Production7
Consumption8
Fuel uses10
Chemical uses11
Price13
Introduction15
Manufacturing processes17
Refinery sources17
Catalytic cracking17
Thermal operations20
Coproduct from ethylene production20
Ethylene oligomerization22
alpha-Olefin production22
Ethylene dimerization23
Dehydrogenation of n-butane and isobutane23
Dehydration of tert-butyl alcohol to isobutylene24
Cracking of methyl tert-butyl ether24
Hydrogenation of C4 hydrocarbons24
Isomerization of n-butenes to isobutylene25
Bio-based production of isobutylene25
Uses26
Fuel uses26
Dimersol26
Gasoline alkylate26
MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) and ETBE (ethyl tert-butyl ether)26
Polymer gasoline27
Direct blending27
Other fuel uses27
Chemical uses28
Chemical uses for n-butenes28
Butadiene28
Butene-128
Polyethylene copolymer28
Polybutene-129
Valeraldehyde29
1,2-Butylene oxide29
Other butene-1 uses29
Butene-230
Propylene30
Octenes30
sec-Butyl alcohol30
Polygas and dimersol chemicals31
Chemical uses for isobutylene31
High-purity isobutylene derivatives31
Butyl rubber31
Methyl methacrylate (MMA)31
Polyisobutylenes32
Substituted phenols32
Other high-purity isobutylene uses32
Polybutenes33
Chemical uses for diisobutylene and triisobutylene34
Supply and demand by region35
United States35
Producing companies35
Refinery butylenes35
Ethylene coproduct38
Isobutanes39
Production40
Consumption41
Fuel uses42
Gasoline alkylate42
MTBE and ETBE43
Polymer gasoline and dimersol43
Other fuel uses44
Chemical uses44
Isobutylene44
Normal butylenes47
Canada49
Producing companies49
Refinery butylenes49
Ethylene coproduct50
Production51
Consumption52
Fuel uses52
Chemical uses54
Mexico54
Producing companies54
Refinery butylenes54
Ethylene coproduct55
Production55
Consumption57
Fuel uses57
Chemical uses58
South America59
Producing companies59
Refinery butylenes59
Ethylene coproduct60
Production61
Consumption63
Fuel uses63
Chemical uses64
Western Europe65
Producing companies65
Refinery butylenes65
Ethylene coproduct68
Production70
Consumption72
Fuel uses72
Chemical uses74
Central Europe75
Producing companies75
Refinery butylenes75
Ethylene coproduct76
Production77
Consumption78
Fuel uses79
Chemical uses80
CIS and Baltic States81
Producing companies81
Refinery butylenes81
Ethylene coproduct82
Production83
Consumption84
Fuel uses85
Chemical uses86
Middle East87
Producing companies88
Refinery butylenes88
Ethylene coproduct88
Production90
Consumption91
Fuel uses92
Chemical uses93
Africa94
Producing companies94
Refinery butylenes94
Ethylene coproduct95
Production96
Consumption97
Fuel uses97
Chemical uses99
Indian Subcontinent99
Producing companies99
Refinery butylenes99
Ethylene coproduct100
Production100
Consumption102
Fuel uses102
Chemical uses104
Northeast Asia105
Production105
Consumption106
Fuel uses107
Chemical uses109
China110
Producing companies110
Refinery butylenes110
Ethylene coproduct112
Production114
Consumption115
Fuel uses116
Chemical uses117
Japan118
Producing companies118
Refinery butylenes118
Ethylene coproduct119
Production120
Consumption121
Fuel uses122
Chemical uses123
South Korea125
Producing companies125
Refinery butylenes125
Ethylene coproduct125
Production125
Consumption127
Fuel uses127
Chemical uses128
Taiwan130
Producing companies130
Refinery butylenes130
Ethylene coproduct130
Production130
Consumption132
Fuel uses132
Chemical uses133
Southeast Asia134
Producing companies135
Refinery butylenes135
Ethylene coproduct135
Production136
Consumption138
Fuel uses138
Chemical uses139
Bibliography142

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