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PTTGC, Marubeni select site for possible US ethane cracker

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 24/04/2015 (12:02)
According to market sources, Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical and Japan’s Marubeni Corp. have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio for the construction of a proposed new ethane-based cracker.

The companies will conduct studies for engineering design and permitting phases of the project, which are expected to be completed within 12-16 months. The final decision for the investment is slated to be made in 2016. Should the companies decide to invest in building a new ethane cracker at the site, the startup date would be approximately 2019-2020.

Sources also stated that the proposed ethane cracker would source ethane from the region’s Marcellus and Utica Shale formations.
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