Borealis poised to ship U.S. ethane | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 20 | pp. 16-17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 16, 2016

Borealis poised to ship U.S. ethane

Department: Business
Keywords: fossil fuels, ethane, fracking, ship, Europe
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The Navigator Aurora will transport ethane from the U.S. to Sweden.
Credit: Borealis
Photo of a ship that Borealis christened to transport ethane from the U.S. to Sweden.
 
The Navigator Aurora will transport ethane from the U.S. to Sweden.
Credit: Borealis

Austrian chemical maker Borealis has signed a long-term agreement to charter a ship for transporting ethane from the U.S. to its ethylene cracker in Sweden. Set to be commissioned in the fourth quarter, the ship will be the world’s largest ethane carrier, Borealis says. It will collect the gas in Marcus Hook, Pa., and deliver it to Stenungsund, Sweden. The move mirrors steps by petrochemical firm Ineos to source cheap ethane for its crackers in Europe, where the gas is more expensive.

 
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