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ExxonMobil’s Singapore steam cracker becomes fully operational

2:21 AM MDT | May 30, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

ExxonMobil Chemical says it is now producing ethylene from its previously announced 1-million m.t./year steam cracker in Singapore. The cracker forms part of ExxonMobil’s multibillion-dollar expansion project at its Singapore petrochemical complex; the company completed construction of the expansion in December 2012. The expansion adds 2.6 million m.t./year of finished-product capacity. It includes 2 new polyethylene (PE) plants, each with a capacity of 650,000 m.t./year; a 500,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant; a 300,000-m.t./year metallocene...

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