04 May 2010 08:46 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Shell Chemicals is looking at integrating its cracker project with parent company Shell’s Pearl Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) project in Qatar, said Ben van Beurden, executive vice president of Shell Chemicals, on Tuesday.
“There is potential integration with the GTL project, which could involve making joint use of oxygen and hydrogen, along with other synergies” he said in an interview.
When asked whether reports were correct that start-up of Shell Chemicals ethane-gas cracker project in
“The situation on feedstock supply is dynamic and I think we have submitted a very good proposition to
The cracker complex would include an OMEGA process monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant, van Beurden added.
Ethane gas-supply is tight in
The Pearl GTL project will produce naphtha, normal paraffin, gas oil, kerosene and base-oils.
If Shell Chemicals decided to make use of the paraffinic naphtha set to be produced by Pearl they would have to bid in the open market for the feedstock as “Pearl is a separate venture”, he added.
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