BASF Total Petrochemicals starts steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Texas, US

BASF Total Petrochemicals starts new steam cracker furnace at Texas, US

11:42 AM, 25th March 2014
BASF Total Petrochemicals starts steam cracker facility

HOUSTON, US: The BASF Total Petrochemicals LCC (BTP) joint venture (60 per cent BASF, 40 per cent Total) has started up 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Texas, US. The additional furnace improves feedstock flexibility, enhances plant reliability, and increases annual production capacity of ethylene to more than one million metric tonne.

“The safe and successful startup of the 10th furnace, along with other optimization measures taken at the steam cracker facility, enhances the joint venture’s competitive position within the petrochemicals industry. This investment is another example of BASF Total Petrochemicals’ strong commitment to its Port Arthur operations,” said Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, BASF Corporation.

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