In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
January 28-February 10, 2013

Cover story

Some firms may drop their North America PDH plans

Plans to build up to seven propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plants in North America could overwhelm world markets, causing some companies to back away from their projects, according to analysts.

US producers are seeking to increase propylene capacity to make up for lost production.

 PetroLogistics

PetroLogistics' PDH unit in Houston, Texas, is the world's largest

The company already plans to build a 1.65bn lb/year (750,000 tonne/year) PDH plant in Texas.



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