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CPC forced to shrink size of new ethylene facility

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Mar '07
Due to the pressure from local residents, the state-owned CPC Corp has decided alter the annual capacity of the Southern Kaohsiung County ethylene facility.

This project scheduled to be fully operational by 2012, will now have a production capacity of 600,000 metric tons per year, 40 percent less than its original 1 million tons per year facility.

Government rules required the company to take consent of the locals before starting the construction.

Sources reported that since both, locals and company, had reached a mutual stand regarding the size, the work for this ethylene plant can continue.

CPC's annual ethylene production capacity will grow to 1.45 million tons, once the plant comes on line.


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