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Web Date: July 23, 2012

Canadian Firm Williams Plans To Construct Propylene Plant

Unit to be built in Alberta is the latest in a string of propane dehydrogenation units planned for North America
Department: Business
Keywords: propylene, propane, dehydrogenation, ethylene, shale

In what would be a first for Canada, the hydrocarbon-processing firm Williams Cos. is studying the construction of a new propane dehydrogenation plant in Alberta.

The plant would have 1 billion lb per year of capacity and cost between $600 million and $800 million to build. The propane feedstock for the plant will come from oil sands “off-gas” byproducts, which Williams processes at its Redwater, Alberta, facility. Williams is planning to ship . . .

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