In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 18-24, 2012

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News Focus: US cracker expansions amount to 33% of existing US ethylene capacity

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.



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