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... Nova Signs Deal for Alberta Ethane Extraction Plant

1:43 PM MDT | March 28, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Nova Chemicals says it has signed an agreement with Aux Sable Canada (ASC; Calgary) to develop an ethane extraction plant at Fort Saskatchewan, AB that would process natural gas from the Alliance Pipeline. The plant will have capacity to process 1.2 billion cubic feet/day of natural gas and produce 40,000 barrels/day of ethane, and will be owned and operated by ASC. The ethane will be shipped via pipeline to Nova’s Joffre, AB petrochemical complex to be used as a feedstock in ethylene production, Nova says. “By increasing the recovery of ethane...

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