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Getting More Value from Ethylene

Ethylene is normally made from either ethane or naphtha. Because ethylene is a gas under normal conditions, it is charged into shared pipelines by the manufacturer and withdrawn from those same pipelines by converters, who make a wide range of polymers, industrial chemicals and fine chemicals used in food, medicine and many household goods. Ethylene manufacturers and ethylene converters are dependent upon one another because they operate within a small geographic region defined by the pipeline which is the storage medium that they work through. Therefore, ethylene prices are regional. In Europe, where ethane is more expensive, ethylene is generally 15 to 40% more expensive than in the USA. In the Middle East where natural gas is plentiful, the cost to manufacture ethylene value drops to just 30% to 60% of the cost in North America largely due to the lower cost of natural gas and naphtha in that region.

The Agility Gas Technologies are two-fold: First, provide a safer and less expensive method to move ethylene from a low cost producer to a high value location, generating more profit potential for the low cost source. Second, by making the method of moving ethylene by ship safer and lower in cost, adoption of the technology can occur more quickly.


Agility Gas Gas Transport Technology
(The patented technology)

A New Method to Transport High Value Gases

Agility Gas Gas Transport Technology (GTT) moves higher value gases such as propane, propylene, R13, R14 and ethane as liquids by co-transporting them with LNG at or near the boiling point of LNG. Ethylene and propylene are more than 4 ...

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The Economics of Agility Gas GTT

At the beginning of 2009, global ethylene production was 126.7 million tones (279 billion pounds) per year. In 2008, 7 million tones per year (tpy) were added. Ethylene production capacity in North America was about 36 million tpy (Mtpy) at ...

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Benefits
The major ones ...

Patented HVG Co-transporting Technology

Works with Existing Technology

Higher Profits from Higher Value Cargo

New Raw Material Source for Existing Users