SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil now producing ethylene from second cracker in Singapore

Over the next few weeks, the petrochemical complex, powered by a 375-megawatt cogeneration plant, will increase production at its polyethylene (PE) plants, polypropylene (PP) plants, a specialty metallocene elastomers unit and the expanded oxo-alcohol and aromatics units.

The project included two 650,000-t/y PE plants, a 450,000-t/y PP plant, a 300,000-t/y specialty elastomers unit, an aromatics extraction facility to produce 340,000 t/y of benzene, and a 125,000-t/y oxo-alcohol expansion.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 3 June 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)