Archive | March, 2012

Here comes the US shale gas infrastructure

All the planned new US ethane crackers and expansions, debottlenecks and conversions of existing crackers will need lots of the natural gas liquid (NGL) feedstock. And companies are already racing to boost NGL fractionation capacity and build out pipelines to bring gas from the major shale gas formations to petrochemical facilities. US natural gas processor […]

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Latin America’s shale

The spotlight on petrochemical investment in the Americas has shone on the US shale gas boom and the resulting rash of planned new ethane crackers that could increase US ethylene capacity by about 32% by 2017-2018. But Latin America’s game-changer could be Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas bounty, as well as shale gas formations in […]

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