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MEGlobal to build its first US petchem plant by 2019

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 23/03/2016 (10:57)
According to media reports, MEGlobal annouced that they would build a new global-scale MEG plant at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas, which will be the company’s first manufacturing unit in the US. The plant is expected to come onstream by mid-2019. Market sources report that MEGlobal’s new plant is slated to have a production capacity of around 750,000-800,000 tons/year.

MEGlobal reported that the new MEG plant will be of great importtance to meet growing demand from the US and Asian markets, adding that their will give priority to their US customers.

Dow Chemical is also constructing an ethane cracker at the same site which is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2017. MEGlobal is likely to enter into a long-term agrement with Dow to supply ethylene to their new plant.
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