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BASF Total Petrochemicals commissions new cracker furnace at Port Arthur, TX

4:11 AM MDT | March 25, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF Total Petrochemicals, a 60-40 joint venture between BASF and Total, on Monday announced the start-up of its 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility at Port Arthur, TX. The additional furnace improves feedstock flexibility, enhances plant reliability, and increases annual production capacity of ethylene to more than 1 million m.t./year. Other optimization measures included a revamp of the steam cracker to process ethane, which was achieved last year.    “The safe and successful start-up of the 10th furnace, along with other optimization...

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