23 April 2012 16:25 [Source: ICIS news]
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“Braskem has an ongoing interest to build ethylene and PE units based on the ethane content in the natural gas that goes to
“In our opinion, the best technical solution is to build this plant in the border between both countries.”
Bolivian state-owned oil and gas company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is studying an ethylene and PE project in Yacuiba, in
Braskem does “not have details relating to this new approach that YPFB is considering”, Thiesen remarked.
YPFB’s proposed project in Yacuiba has been modified and is now expected to include 1.05m tonnes/year of PE, according to Jorge Buhler, director of US-based Polyolefins Consulting.
Previously, the PE capacity was planned to be 600,000 tonnes/year. The project is scheduled to start up in 2016, Buhler said.
Last year, YPFB selected
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