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US-based ExxonMobil Chemical's announcement of a new 1.5m tonne/year cracker in Baytown, Texas, by 2016 brings the growing tally of new US ethylene capacity announcements to 33% of existing capacity.
ExxonMobil's new ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast will provide ethylene feedstock for two new 650,000 tonne/year high-performance polyethylene (PE) lines at the company's nearby Mont Belvieu plastics plant.
AFPM ’15 INSIGHT: A sustained lower oil price challenges US cracker plans
By Nigel Davis
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--The lower rig count in the US and cutback in shale exploration will ultimately hit oil and gas product
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