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Thailand’s PTTGC to build ethane cracker in US

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 11/05/2015 (10:40)
According to market sources, Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical is planning to build an ethane cracker in the US. The company has reportedly begun feasibility studies for the project, which areis expected to last around a year. The cracker is expected to be launched by 2021.

The proposed cracker is expected to have a production capacity of 1 million tons/year of ethylene and will anchor a complex that will include plants able to produce 700,000 tons/year of HDPE, 500,000 tons/year of MEG and 100,000 tons/year of ethylene oxide. The new ethane cracker will process shale from the Marcellus formation in the US.
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