Sasol proceeds with FEED phase ethane cracker in Louisiana, US

Sasol proceeds with FEED phase for ethane cracker in Louisiana, US

6:46 AM, 4th December 2012
Sasol proceeds with FEED phase for ethane cracker in Louisiana, US
David Constable, CEO, Sasol.

LAKE CHARLES, US: Sasol will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96 000 barrels per day gas to liquids (GTL) facility and a world-scale ethane cracker with downstream derivatives, at its Lake Charles site in southwest Louisiana.

Current cracker project costs are estimated between $5 billion and $7 billion. Sasol expects beneficial operation to be achieved during 2017. Sasol also has a differentiated portfolio of ethylene-based technologies that will enable it to meet growing demand for high value-add chemicals.

“There is significant opportunity to beneficiate the abundant gas reserves in the United States by leveraging Sasol’s GTL experience and technology. Sasol’s commercially proven GTL process diversifies the use of natural gas through the production of premium quality liquid fuels and chemicals,” said David Constable, CEO, Sasol.

“Sasol is proud to be driving forward with the next phase of the strategic mega-projects. Through our innovative energy and chemicals technologies, we will provide the United States with world-class, cleaner-burning fuel, contribute to the country’s energy security, boost downstream manufacturing capacity, and diversify the utilization of domestic gas resources,” added Constable.

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