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Sabic proceeds with converting UK cracker to use US ethane

9:08 AM MDT | August 15, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sabic has announced that it is going ahead with majorly upgrading its olefins plant at Wilton, UK, to enable it to use ethane gas feedstock imported from the United States. The company said last year that it is carrying out studies to convert the naphtha cracker, which is designed to produce 865,000 m.t./year of ethylene; 400,000 m.t./year of propylene; and 100,000 m.t./year of butadiene. The conversion will be carried out with the help of more than £9 million ($15 million) of funding from the UK government’s Regional Growth Fund. Work is already...

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