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Williams Mulls PDH Unit in Canada

8:33 AM MDT | August 3, 2012 | —Lindsey Bewley

Williams (Tulsa, OK) says it is considering building a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Alberta. The proposed PDH unit would have the capacity to produce about 1 billion lbs/year of propylene. The company estimates capital expenditures of about $600 million–$800 million. Williams would use the propane it recovers at its Redwater, AB facility as feedstock for the new PDH unit, which would convert the propane into higher-value propylene that will be transported to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The associated hydrogen by-product would be sold locally in the...

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