EPCA ’11: INEOS taking advantage of gas feedstock price in US

02 October 2011 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

BERLIN (ICIS)--INEOS is cracking virtually 95% gas in its US plants to take advantage of competitively priced feedstock supplies, board director Tom Crotty said on Sunday on the sidelines of the 45th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting.

The Switzerland-headquartered petrochemical group has approximately 1m tonnes of olefins capacity in the US, which it uses to feed downstream ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) units as well as polypropylene (PP) and acrylonitrile (ACN) capacity.

“We are looking at potentially expanding our [cracker] operations” Crotty said, although he added that the company would add extra capacity by debottlenecking and would not build a new cracker.

For more on EO, EG, PP and ACN visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Nigel Davis
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