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Linde and Bechtel Team Up to Build and Expand North American Crackers

7:25 AM MDT | August 2, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Linde and engineering firm Bechtel day they will work together to expand and build ethane cracker plants in North America. The companies did not specify a project, but several ethylene producers in the U.S.—including Dow, Shell and Chevron Phillips Chemical—have announced plans to build crackers to take advantage of natural gas liquids derived from North American shale plays.   “With the growth in shale gas production in North America, ethylene producers are planning new grass-roots projects and major expansions, and they need a world-class...

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