11 September 2006 19:16 [Source: ICIS news]
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“Federal and provincial governments must recognise the importance of energy and feedstock to the viability of chemicals manufacturing in
Bourque was speaking with reference to Dow Chemical’s announcement to close all its plants at the Sarnia petrochemicals hub in Ontario by the end of 2008 due to lack of feedstock there following the suspension of ethylene shipments on the Cochin pipeline. The Dow closures demonstrate the importance of access to feedstocks for
Bourque said that CCPA is urging, in particular, that the proposed Mackenzie Delta natural gas pipeline be routed through
Canada’s petrochemicals industry is looking to the planned 760-mile Mackenzie pipeline, and a natural gas pipeline project from Alaska's North Slope, to provide sufficient ethane and other natural gas liquids (NGL) feedstock to expand and build new plants, particularly in Alberta.
Dow’s closures in
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