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PetroLogistics Updates Timeline For PDH Unit Start-Up

8:27 AM MDT | September 17, 2010

PetroLogistics (Houston) says it is nearing completion of its $300-million propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Houston. The plant will convert propane into propylene and will be the largest PDH plant in the world with the capacity to produce about 1.2 billion lb/year of propylene. The project had been slated to come onstream in August, but has been delayed until the end of September. This still meets PetroLogistics’ original goal of a third-quarter start-up. PetroLogistics purchased the site from ExxonMobil in 2008 and is in the final stages of converting...

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