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BASF mulls methane-to-propylene plant on US Gulf

7:22 AM MDT | May 9, 2014 | —Natasha Alperowicz and Clay Boswell

BASF is considering constructing a world-scale methane-to-propylene plant on the US Gulf Coast. BASF says it would be the sole owner of the plant, which would support the expansion of the company’s downstream activities in the region. Details of the potential investment, including capacity, capital costs, and exact location, are under evaluation, says BASF, which envisions bringing the plant onstream in 2019. The company currently produces propylene in the United States at Port Arthur, TX, where BASF holds 60% of a cracker joint venture with Total...

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