LyondellBasell has reportedly eased restrictions on its U.S. butadiene supply, entitling customers to 100% of minimum volumes for September contracts, after allowing only 85% in August because of a force majeure declaration at its Texas BD site. A market source, however, said it is unlikely that the increase in allocation can be attributed to an improvement at Lyondell's Texas site -- instead, a decline in demand is the reason. "Customer orders must be lower, allowing them to give 100% to all customers," the source said.

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