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ExxonMobil opens expanded Singapore chemical plant

9:31 AM MST | January 8, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

ExxonMobil today opened its expanded Singapore chemical production facility. The company started producing ethylene at its new 1-million m.t./year cracker in Singapore in May 2013. The plant is part of a multibillion-dollar expansion that was completed in December 2012. The project includes two polyethylene plants, each with a capacity of 650,000 m.t./year; a 500,000-m.t./year polypropylene plant; a 300,000-m.t./year metallocene elastomers unit; a 125,000-m.t./year oxo alcohols unit; an 80,000-m.t./year para-xylene expansion; and 340,000 m.t./year of benzene...

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