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Canada Expansion Hopes Rekindled

8:55 AM MDT | August 18, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

Producers in Western Canada, with larger crackers than the U.S. Gulf Coast and access to cheap ethane, have enjoyed the lowest-cost ethylene production outside of the Mideast. This advantaged position is being threatened by a shortage of ethane, but producers remain confident that by diversifying their feedstock base Canada will remain an attractive market for expansion. joffre Cracker: Nova’s Williston Basin deal will supply a significant amount of ethane to the site. Canadian producers are facing the shortfall due to reduced natural gas flows through...

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