25 May 2010 07:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Plans for Singapore’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal are currently being studied under a new government-led upgrade plan for the country’s chemicals hub at Jurong Island, an official source said on Tuesday.
When completed, the new LPG terminal would likely import gas feedstock to supplement the naphtha that petrochemical crackers on the island are using, said the source from JTC Corporation (JTC), an industrial development branch of the government.
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The growing number of commuters had made it necessary to improve the transportation link to, and within, the island, the source added.
“We are also building a barging terminal to transport hazardous products in and out of the island,” the source said.
The JTC source said that the initiative was primarily aimed at boosting energy efficiency and “overcoming resource limitations” at the
JTC and the city-state’s Economic Development Board (EDB) will lead the upgrades on the island, with consultancy studies currently being done to assess five key areas of the initiative – energy, logistics, feedstock options, environment and water, according to the source.
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