Egypt has allocated gas to fire up Ethydco’s ethane cracker and linked polyethylene plant, but is there enough feedstock to reach full capacity?

The Ethydco affiliate of Egyptian state petrochemical firm EChem has started test production of the ethane cracker and polyethylene plant at the heart of its ethylene complex under construction near Alexandria on the Mediterranean.

The cracker will have capacity to produce 460,000 tons/year of ethylene, which will be used as feedstock for...