Total to shut down Carling steam cracker

Total will shut down its Carling steam cracker in the Lorraine region of eastern France and use facilities there to produce hydrocarbon resins and polymers (OGJ Online, July 17, 2009).

The company described the naphtha-based cracker, to be shut down in the second half of 2015, as “loss-making.”

It said it will honor contractual obligations for delivery of ethylene and propylene.

Oil & Gas Journal’s latest Ethylene Report listed Carling’s nameplate capacity at 568,000 tonnes/year (OGJ, July 1, 2013, p. 90).

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