Rise of Shale Gas Favors Propylene Production Propane Dehydrogenation in the US

Intratec’s recent publication unveils that the US presents the most advantageous operational margins for a PDH plant, with an EBITDA margin of 32%.

Houston, TX, July 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A revealing report released by Intratec Solutions LLC (www.intratec.us), a Houston publisher and chemical process consulting firm, reveals that the US shows the most attractive return of investment on producing propylene via propane dehydrogenation, based in a study of a 550 kta plant using a process similar to UOP Oleflex ™.

The tight propylene market contributed to the rising of new and novel lower-cost chemical processes for on-purpose propylene production technologies and Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) technology stands out due to the use of low-cost raw materials.

According to the report, in comparison to Brazil and China, the US Gulf Coast Plant presents the most advantageous operational margins, with an EBITDA margin of 32%, due to the availability of low price propane, obtained from the rise of shale gas, which justifies Dow Chemical’s choice for a new PDH plant in Texas.

The publication Propylene Production via Propane Dehydrogenation, Q2 2012, presents the analysis of a plant fully integrated with a petrochemical complex and capable of producing 550 kta of polymer-grade propylene on the US Gulf Coast, evaluating the CAPEX of such industrial unit in USD 490 million. The internal rate of return is calculated on more than 25% per year in US, as well as in China.

Propylene Production via Propane Dehydrogenation is part of the Technology Economics Program (TEC), and can be acquired at established distribution channels like Amazon.com and HP Magcloud. The report is also offered in digital format at Intratec’s website, at an introductory price of US$ 829. A preview of the publication can be found at: http://intratec.us/publications/propylene-production-via-propane-dehydrogenation

For more information about this publication or customized chemical process feasibility studies contact Intratec at sales@intratec.us.

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