2013 ethylene output rises; growth to continue in early 2014

03/03/2014
Dan Lippe Petral Consulting Co. Houston US ethylene producers will complete four incremental expansions and continue to increase ethane-based production capacity in 2014. These projects will increase capacity by 2.8 billion lb/year. These producers completed two incremental expansions, adding a total of about 0.5 billion lb/year in first-half 2013. A fire and explosion at Williams Olefins LLC's ethylene plant in Geismar on Jun. 11, 2013, however, reduced operable capacity by 1.3 billion lb/year (OGJ Online, Jun. 13, 2013). Despite the Geismar outage, ethylene producers had less capacity out of service for planned turnarounds and were able to run at higher operating rates during second-hal...
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