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1:41 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Further details on the many mega-crackers planned for Latin America are expected to emerge this year, although it will likely remain unclear which of those projects will go forward, analysts say. State-owned and private companies have announced plans in recent years to build world-scale ethylene and derivatives complexes in Trinidad and Tobago, the eastern coast of Venezuela, on the Brazil Bolivia border, near Rio de Janeiro, and near the Camisea gas field in Peru (CW, Nov. 14, 2007, p. 19). In a step forward for Venezuela's plans, Braskem and Venezuela’s...

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