In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
September 1-7, 2014

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Commentary: US projects kick off

The first wave of new US crackers backed by the shale gas boom is kicking off with four out the 11 planned crackers already under construction. Two others have secured some of the necessary permits, awaiting others. Together, these six crackers are scheduled to start up in 2017, and represent a 30% increase in existing US ethylene capacity. On a wider basis, there are a total of 11 planned new crackers in the US and seven expansions, which amount to 53% of existing capacity.



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