AFPM '13: MEGlobal looking at EO/EG expansion in US

25 March 2013 21:15  [Source: ICIS news]

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--MEGlobal is looking at an opportunity to build a new integrated ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) facility in the US, a company executive said on Monday on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).

“Following Dow’s announcement about building a new ethane cracker in Freeport, Texas, MEGlobal is seeking board approval to build an EO/EG facility,” said Frank Hanraets, executive vice president, commercial and supply chain, MEGlobal.

Dow is building a 1.5m tonne/year cracker in Freeport, scheduled for start-up in 2017, as part of a massive petrochemical expansion programme on the US Gulf coast.

Major EG producers in the US include LyondellBasell, Huntsman, MEGlobal, Indorama, SABIC and Shell.

Hosted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the IPC continues through Tuesday.

By: Feliza Mirasol
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