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US ethane boom to double polyethylene exports by 2020

Jan 13, 2016

There are favorable economics for the export of US ethane and polyethylene in the short and medium term, but producers must optimize shipping strategies and costs in an increasingly competitive polyethylene market, according to Geir Olafsen, managing director...

Asia triples demand for US propane; Arabian Gulf raises petchems exports

Nov 26, 2015

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US Southeast port services expand for polyethylene export hike

Nov 3, 2015

Southeast ports such as the Port of Charleston and the Port of Savannah are preparing to receive a larger share of the growing market for US polyethylene exports to Europe, spurred by the upcoming expansion of ethylene production in North America, port...

Panama Canal expansion accelerates Texan port export investments

Aug 24, 2015

The major expansion of the Panama Canal by 2016 will open up new opportunities for US producers to move plastics to Asia faster and more cheaply as the Port of Houston and other Gulf Coast ports ramp up exports of petrochemicals due to a massive wave of new...

US Gulf Coast growth tests port tank capacity, local transport links

Jun 25, 2015

The busy Port of Houston expects at least 270,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of new plastics export business to develop between 2016 and 2019 as new petrochemicals capacity comes online.

Canada's NOVA Chemicals eyes its southern neighbour for growth

Mar 6, 2015

The Canadian plastics and chemical company plans to increase and diversify its ethane supplies, upgrade its existing crackers in Canada, and build a new world-scale LLDPE unit, a NOVA senior executive says.


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