Ethane cracker

Total partners with Borealis and Nova in $1.7B ethane cracker project

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at Total’s plant in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.
The joint venture is expected to be established in late 2017, according to a release by Total, and the final investment decision on the Borstar polyethylene plant will be made simultaneously.

Total Petrochemicals to build ethane cracker in Port Arthur

Total Petrochemicals has selected Port Arthur as the site for an estimated $1.6 billion petrochemical plant, known as an ethane cracker, which will produce a base ingredient in plastics from natural gas and has a capacity of 1,000 kilotons to supply ethane to the Gulf Coast region.