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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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Reviving Youngstown

By John Richardson

THE blog turned 50 last week and so spare it some indulgence, as it is in a somewhat reflective mood.

Yesterday, it attended a Bruce Springsteen concert in Melbourne, Australia – the great song writer/social commentator in …

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US Support For Big China Shale Gas Challenge…..

……..Significant Commercial Production “At least Ten Years Away”

By John Richardson

A US-China Shale Gas Training Programme has been launched by the independent White House agency, the US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA).

An initial $378,000 will be invested to …

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