23 December 2010 16:52 [Source: ICIS news]
Erwin Fellner, a spokesman for the Ethylen Pipeline Sud joint venture, told ICIS that the capacity target had not been changed.
The project was now expected to start up in the third quarter of 2011 because of difficulties in obtaining right of ways and construction delays, he said.
The pipeline will connect
It is also expected to provide a market for some 80,000 tonnes/year of ethylene produced by Mineralolraffinerie Oberrhein (MIRO) in
However, a European market participant and a London-based petrochemical analyst told ICIS that an 80,000 tonne/year ethylene supply volume from MIRO – equivalent to some 20% of the pipeline’s total capacity - seemed “pretty big.”
Ethylen Pipeline Sud’s Fellner said he could not comment. A MIRO spokesperson said the company – a joint venture between ConocoPhillips, Esso (ExxonMobil), Ruhr Oel, and Shell – would not comment on the expected ethylene volumes.
Stakeholders in Ethylen Pipeline Sud are BASF, Wacker, Clariant, OMW, LyondellBasell, Borealis, Vinnolit and the state of
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