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Ethylene Feedstocks- Is flexibility becoming a bygone virtue?


Ethylene Feedstocks- Is flexibility becoming a bygone virtue?

Report summary

As a result of the shale gas revolution and the increasing supply of NGLs, the US ethylene industry has invested billions of dollars to maximize ethane feedstock. Most of the current feedstock flexibility now revolves around ethane, propane & butane. Once the industry starts up the next wave of ethylene cracker projects over the next few years, ethylene feedstock flexibility will be greatly reduced and ethane could account for 70% by weight of the ethylene cracker feedstock slate.

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  • 2002-2008 The liquid feedstock advantage
  • 2009 – 2012 Shale gas driven feedstock transition
  • 2013 – 2014 Transition to maximizing ethane and a continued high level of outages and record ethylene margins dominate the ethylene headlines
    • Ethylene Feedstocks from 2013 to 2014
  • 2015-2016 Forecast
  • Conclusion

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • 2002-2008 The liquid feedstock advantage
    • Ethylene Feedstocks from 2002 to 2008
  • 2009 – 2012 Shale gas driven feedstock transition
    • Ethylene Feedstocks from 2009 to 2012
  • 2013 – 2014 Transition to maximizing ethane and a continued high level of outages and record ethylene margins dominate the ethylene headlines
    • Ethylene Feedstocks- Is flexibility becoming a bygone virtue?: Image 3
  • 2015-2016 Forecast
    • Ethylene Feedstocks from 2015 to 2016
  • Conclusion
    • Ethylene Feedstocks- Is flexibility becoming a bygone virtue?: Image 5
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