Market changes importance

05/08/2000
The supply of natural gasoline in Mont Belvieu is gradually being diverted from refinery feedstock and the gasoline blendstock pool to ethylene feedstock.The new BASF-Fina cracker at Port Arthur, Tex., is expected to acquire much of this natural gasoline.As the market for natural gasoline changes, the quality specifications of sulfur for the gas processor are diminishing in importance.This is the conclusion of an analysis by Petral Worldwide Inc., Houston, presented to the Gas Processors Association Conference, Atlanta, in March.In a survey by Petral, refiners said that they would not pay a premium price for natural gasoline treated to remove mercaptans. Future stricter sulfur regulations...
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