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  • Insight

    INEOS approves building of new steam cracker and PDH plants in Europe

    • 03 July 2018

    It will be the first investment in a new steam cracker in Europe in over 20 years

    $900.00

    Summary

    Today INEOS has approved a €2.7 billion capital project to build both a world scale ethane cracker and a PDH (Propane Dehydrogenation) unit in Northern Europe. Both units will benefit from US shale gas economics. This will be the first new cracker built in Europe for two decades. The location of the site will be determined soon and it is likely to be on the coast of North West Europe. A project team has been assigned to consider options and the project is expected to be completed within four years. Gerd Franken, Chairman INEOS Olefins and Polymers North says, “This new project will increase INEOS self-sufficiency in all key olefin products and give further support to our derivatives business and polymer plants in Europe. All our assets will benefit from our ability to import competitive raw materials from the USA and the rest of the world”

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  • Insight

    European olefins: Propylene pushes for the "most valuable light olefin" title

    • 29 June 2018

    European propylene contract price continues to strengthen against ethylene

    $900.00

    Summary

    The July European monthly contract price (MCP) for propylene today settled at 1032 Euro/ton, a rollover from the June settlement. The July ethylene MCP settled a few days earlier at a reduction of 15 Euro/ton. Following higher pricing in May, crude oil and naphtha prices have eased through June (in Euro terms), this supported a reduction in the ethylene settlement.

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      European olefins: Propylene pushes for the "most valuable light olefin" title

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  • Commodity Market Report

    Global ethylene long-term capacity integration update

    • 30 July 2018

    Global ethylene supply demand analytics service ethylene capacity integration update.

    $15,000.00

    Summary

    This file compares the ability to produce ethylene to the ability to consume ethylene in ethylene derivatives (in terms of tons of ethylene) by a location (city, state, country) or an operator. This analysis includes projects deemed as firm or likely to commence commercial operations by the end of 2020 at the time of publication. This analysis also assumes operations at 100% of nameplate capacity for both ethylene and ethylene derivatives.

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      Ethylene Capacity Integration July 2018.xlsx

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