Tag: ethane

Alberta petrochemical demand for Western Canadian, US ethane at an all-time high

Alberta petrochemical demand for Western Canadian, US ethane at an all-time high

Alberta’s four petrochemical plants have total ethylene-producing capacity of 4.1 million tonnes per year Ethane is a natural gas liquid obtained as a by-product of natural gas processing and oil refining, according to a National Energy Board press release. Ethane is also the primary input for producing ethylene, a petrochemical used to manufacture plastics and […]

Ethane production to increase as petrochemical consumption and exports expand

Ethane production to increase as petrochemical consumption and exports expand

Second ethane terminal expected to open at Morgan’s Point, Texas in Q3 2016 Ethane production is expected to increase from 1.1 million b/d in 2015 to 1.4 million b/d in 2017, accounting for two-thirds of total U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquid (HGL) production growth, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Ethane, a key feedstock for petrochemical manufacturing, is […]