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ExxonMobil Delays Start-up of Singapore Cracker Until 2012

7:45 AM MDT | June 21, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

ExxonMobil is delaying the start-up of its 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant on Jurong Island, Singapore into next year from the end of 2011 due to longer-than-expected safety checks needed for its petrochemical projects, local reports say quoting an ExxonMobil official. Georges Grosliere said that the cracker will be the last of the projects to be started up within the new complex and the start up will take place sometime in 2012. The cracker is the core unit of ExxonMobil’s second petrochemical project in Singapore that includes associated derivative...

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