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China To Now Raise Ethylene Capacity By 84% As Self-Sufficiency Drive Accelerates

By John Richardson

SINCE my last update on 18 September, our ICIS China team have discovered a further 2.4m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity being planned in China via the steam cracker process (see the updated table above, with the changes …

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Water Shortages to Scupper China CTO Industry

 

By John Richardson

THE debate about how exactly how much coal-to-olefins (CTO) capacity China will add has been largely around the economics of the process versus that of naphtha cracking.

In terms of capital costs, building a CTO complex …

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China Coal-To-Olefins Storm In A Teacup?

 

: Source: NRELC, China Coal Research Institute, HSBC estimates

 

By John Richardson

THERE has been a lot of interest in China’s coals-to-olefins (CTO) industry, with arguments that it is a very economically viable method of production.

On paper, there …

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China Coal-to-Olefins Ambitions

By John Richardson

SOME 10-15m tonne/year of coal-to-olefins (CTO) capacity in China is being considered, has already received approval or is in the planning stage, according to a report by Woori.

“Major coal companies, petrochemical companies and foreign petrochemical players are …

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