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Update: Explosion at Williams’s Geismar cracker kills one, injures 73

10:52 AM MDT | June 13, 2013 | Clay Boswell

The cracker has ethylene capacity of  646,000 m.t./year and coproduct propylene capacity of 43,000 m.t./year, according to IHS Chemical. An ongoing $450–500-million expansion project will increase ethylene capacity by 272,000 m.t./year, according to Williams, which had targeted completion of the project for the second half of 2013. Williams also operates a 270,000-m.t./year propylene splitter at the site....

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