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TPCG Plans On-Purpose Butadiene Unit in Houston

3:39 PM MDT | August 22, 2011 | —ROBERT WESTERVELT

TPC Group (TPCG; Houston) has started planning for an on-purpose butadiene plant that would use one of two idled dehydrogenation units at the company’s Houston site. The plant would help address a supply shorftfall in the butadiene market because of a shift from heavier to lighter cracker feedslates in the U.S. over the past few years. The move away from heavier feedstocks has reduced U.S. butadiene output by 20%, CMAI (Houston) says. BLOESCH: New supply is needed. TPCG expects the plant to produce up to 600 million lbs/year of butadiene with the capability...

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