Shale could help Nova expand cracking, polyethylene output

08/6/2012 | Canadian Plastics

Nova Chemicals is looking to expand its ethane cracker Ontario, which could lead to increased polyethylene production. "In June of this year, we began cracking an ethane/propane mix from Conway, Kansas, and in the second half of next year we expect to begin cracking ethane from the Marcellus Shale basin," said Chris Bezaire, senior vice president for polyethylenes.

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