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Borealis eyes ethane imports from US

7:10 AM MST | November 30, 2012

Borealis is looking at the possibility of importing cheap ethane gas from North America into Europe to feed two of the company’s steam crackers, CEO Mark Garrett tells CW. The crackers are at Stenungsund, Sweden; and Porvoo, Finland. Each plant is flexible and can crack ethane. Borealis, in addition, could feed its propane dehydrogenation facility at Kallo, Belgium, using gas from North America. “We are in constant coordination with Nova Chemicals [to possibly import] ethane from North America,” Garrett says. Borealis and Nova are each majority owned by...

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