China imported 2.12 million mt of LPG, comprising both propane and butane, in May, up 7.1% month on month, mainly supported by a strong rebound in butane imports due to a demand recovery, data from the General Administration of Customs showed June 21. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now China imported 532,531 mt of butane in May, up significantly by 55.8% from 341,900 mt in April, the customs data showed. Domestic demand for butane has increased since May with the rise in temperature, as LPG suppliers normally raise the proportion of butane in LPG in summer that is used for burning purpose, due to the consideration of safety and better utilization rate, according to industrial sources. In addition, petrochemical plants’ demand for butane also increased for oil blending materials such as MTBE, which was heard to have also supported the growth of butane […]