Petcoke exports from Louisiana are down

U.S. fuel-grade petcoke exports totaled 2.5 million metric tons in May, down 8% from April and declining 6.4% from the year-ago month, S&P Global Platts reports, citing recent Census data.

Overall, monthly exports were at a four-month low, and over five months, they totaled 12.4 million metric tons, down 21.3% year over year.

Fuel-grade exports through the New Orleans Census District totaled 734,989 in May, down 22.7% from the same period last year. By comparison, fuel-grade petcoke exports via Port Arthur were at 553,684 metric tons, down 13.9%, while Houston/Galveston exports totaled 451,003 metric, down 25.1% from the same time last year.

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