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Ohio EPA approves one-year extension for air permit for proposed PTT cracker

June 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Ohio EPA has granted a one-year extension to PTTGCs air quality permit for the possible Belmont County cracker project, according to NewsBreak.

The initial permit was for one year, and was to expire Sunday.

The Ohio EPA's air permit to install was issued in December 2018 and Thursday it issued a one-year extension for the permit, as PTT Global Chemical America had requested an extension.

The permit allows the company to construct a 1.5 million tons per year plant.

The EPA made some modifications that reportedly ensure the facility won't have an adverse impact on the environment.

As MRC reported earlier, a final investment decision regarding the ethane cracker plant has been delayed until later this year or early next year.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 721,290 tonnes in the first four month of 2020, up by 4% year on year. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) shipments grew partially because of the increased capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim.  At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market totalled 347,440 tonnes in January-April 2020 (calculated by the formula production minus export plus import). Supply exclusively of PP random copolymer increased.

PTT Global Chemical is a leading player in the petrochemical industry and owns several petrochemical facilities with a combined capacity of 8.45 million tonnes a year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP random copolymer, propylene, LDPE, ethylene, PTT Chemical, Rossiya, USA.
Category:General News
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