Canadian ethylene demand to increase through 2005

06/21/1999
Ethylene demand in Canada is projected to increase from 3.3 million tons in 1998 to 5.4 million tons in 2005. This is an annual average growth rate of 6.4%. Fig. 1 [107,550 bytes] shows the expected demand and supply of ethylene in Canada for this period. This supply/demand balance is among the conclusions of Chem Systems Inc., Tarrytown, N.Y., in its report entitled, "Canadian Energy and Petrochemical Supply/Demand and Economics." Low cost producer An abundance of natural gas in Western Canada gives it a significant cost advantage over U.S. ethylene plants. According to Chem Systems, Canadian ethylene plants are expected to operate at above 90% of nameplate capacity w...
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