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BASF Total Petrochemicals starts new cracker furnace

3:05 PM MDT | April 7, 2014

BASF Total Petrochemicals, a 60–40 joint venture between BASF and Total, on 27 March announced the start-up of its 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility at Port Arthur, TX. The additional furnace improves feedstock flexibility, enhances plant reliability, and increases annual production capacity of ethylene to more than 1 million m.t./year. Other optimization measures included a revamp of the steam cracker to process ethane, which was achieved last...

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