PHILIPPINES: JG Summit purchases 1st naphtha as it readies cracker production

The USD 800-million cracker, which is located in Batangas, is designed to produce 320,000 t/y of ethylene, with lesser amounts of propylene and pygas.

The naphtha cargo is scheduled for delivery in the first half of February 2014.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 30 Dec 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)