05 January 2012 22:19 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW YORK (ICIS)--North America is expected to bring on the equivalent of four to five new world-scale crackers by 2020, a consultant said on Wednesday.
“This will come from new crackers, debottlenecks and restarts,” said James Virosco, principal of US-based consultancy Nexant, at a meeting of the Chemical Marketing & Economics Group in New York.
A world-scale ethane cracker is typically considered to have capacity of around 1m tonnes/year.
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