30 March 2008 22:11 [Source: ICIS news]
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS news)--INEOS Olefins could add an additional 400,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at its cracker in Rafnes, Norway taking it to 1m tonnes/year by 2013 if Scandinavia’s Skanled gas pipeline is built, CEO Tom Crotty said on Sunday.
INEOS would build a gas separation unit to extract ethane feedstock for the expansion if the pipeline project goes ahead, he added on the sidelines of the 33rd National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) meeting.
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Crotty said he believed there was a good chance the pipeline would be laid given
INEOS would build a gas separation plant at Rafnes costing several hundreds of millions of euros, he added.
Additional ethylene from the Noretyl joint venture cracker would give opportunities for further investments in polyethylene and vinyl chloride monomer/polyvinyl chloride in
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