Total brings ethane to Antwerp cracker | July 17, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Total brings ethane to Antwerp cracker

Department: Business
Keywords: petrochemicals, ethylene, ethane, shale gas
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Total will ship ethane into its Antwerp complex from Norway.
Credit: Total
A photo of Total’s complex in Antwerp.
 
Total will ship ethane into its Antwerp complex from Norway.
Credit: Total

The French oil company Total has upgraded one of two steam crackers at its site in Antwerp, Belgium, to use ethane as a raw material. Ethane, butane, and naphtha are all now potential feedstocks for the plant, the company says. The upgrade is part of a $60 million project that includes adapting the site’s terminal to import up to 200,000 metric tons of ethane per year by ship from Norway.

 
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