Sasol lets contract for ethane cracker in Louisiana

Sasol has let a contract to Technip to supply ethylene technology and front-end engineering design for a grassroots ethane cracker.

To be installed at Sasol’s Lake Charles, La., site, the cracker will be able to produce 1.5 million tons/year of ethylene (OGJ Online, July 15, 2013).

Stan Knez, Technip’s senior vice-president for process technology, said installation of the cracker is based current low US natural gas prices and abundance of ethane.

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