Total considers new US ethane cracker in Texas

June 2013
ICIS Chemical Business;6/3/2013, Vol. 283 Issue 19, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the move of France-based petrochemical and energy company Total to consider building a new ethane cracker at Port Arthur, Texas to take advantage of cheap feedstock from shale gas. Patrick Pouyanne, president of Total Refining & ChemicL, mentions the impact of the U.S. shale gas revolution on the industry as well as the BASF-Total joint venture cracker. BASF Fina Petrochemicals is profiled.


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