Ineos supplies U.S. shale gas to China | November 27, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 47 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 47 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 27, 2017

Ineos supplies U.S. shale gas to China

Department: Business
Keywords: Petrochemicals, China, Ineos, shale gas, ethane
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Ineos already ships U.S. ethane to its own ethylene crackers in Europe.
Credit: Ineos
A photo of an Ineos ethane tanker.
 
Ineos already ships U.S. ethane to its own ethylene crackers in Europe.
Credit: Ineos

Ineos has signed an agreement to supply U.S. ethane to China’s SP Chemicals under a long-term contract. To fulfill the agreement, Ineos will build what it calls the world’s largest ethane carrier ship, able to carry up to 95,000 m3 of the gas per trip. The gas will supply a 650,000-metric-ton-per-year ethylene cracker that SP is building in Taixing in the eastern province of Jiangsu. The cracker is scheduled to open in 2019.

 
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