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... Eyes World-Scale Methanol-to-Olefins Complex

9:56 AM MDT | June 20, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is promoting a project to build a world-scale. methanol-to-olefins complex in Singapore. Studies are under way for a plant with capacity for more than 1 million m.t./year of olefins that would cost an estimated $1 billion, EDB says. Methanol to feed the plant would be produced in gas-rich regions such as the Mideast and shipped to Singapore. EDB wants to diversify Singapore’s petrochemical raw material slate, which is currently based on liquid feedstock. “We believe we can find a way to have gas as...

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