Record capacity increase occurs amidst growing ethylene demand

Click here to enlarge imageA net 6.6 million tonnes/year (tpy) world wide ethylene production capacity came on stream in 2000, more incremental capacity than any other year in history (Fig. 1).Capacity as of Jan. 1, 2000, was 94.0 million tpy. In the past year, Dow Chemical Co. expanded one of its two ethylene units, LHC 8, in Freeport, Tex., by 240 million tpy. Photo courtesy of Dow, Freeport. Click here to enlarge imageThis year's ethylene survey reflects worldwide capacity commissioned as of Apr. 1, 2001, a total of 101.5 million tpy. A new ethylene unit in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, a new unit in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and a shutdown of a Japanese refinery since the beginning of th...

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