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Ineos considers closing smaller Grangemouth cracker

1:18 PM MDT | September 6, 2013

Ineos is still considering the possibility of closing the smaller of its two steam crackers at Grangemouth, UK according to a Financial Times report based on an interview with Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe. Ineos has two ethylene plants at the Grangemouth site: a 730,000-m.t./year unit that cracks ethane, propane, and butane (EBP), and a 330,000-m.t./year plant operating on naphtha and EBP, according to IHS Chemical data. Ineos said in January 2012 that it was considering thepossibility of closing the smaller of the two crackers, as reported by CW. Ratcliffe also...

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