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South Korea’s Lotte Chemical increases use of LPG as feedstock

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 13/07/2015 (17:30)
According to market sources, South Korea’s Lotte Chemical has started to use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in lieu of naphtha for around 7-10% of its feedstock needs for its two steam crackers in Yeosu and Daesan as of late April and June, respectively. LPG has a cost advantage over naphtha.

The Daesan cracker is able to produce 1 million tons/year of ethylene, 500,000 tons/year of propylene and 150,000 tons/year of butadiene. The company’s cracker in Yeosu, meanwhile, can produce 1 million tons/year of ethylene, 500,000 tons/year of propylene and 130,000 tons/year of butadiene.
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