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Sasol seeks $5B-$7B in financing for Louisiana petrochemical plant

  • Sasol (SSL) needs to raise $5B-$7B, which may include selling bonds in the U.S., to fund a petrochemical plant in Louisiana that would start up in 2017, CEO David Constable says.
  • The hunt for cash comes against a backdrop of rising borrowing costs for emerging market companies that drove SSL’s Nov. 2022 bond yield to a record 6.2% on Sept. 5 before falling 27 bps since then.
  • SSL is trying to finance a cracker which will convert ethane natural gas to ethylene, which would precede a $14B facility to convert gas to liquid fuel; it will make the final investment decision on the cracker in 2014 and on the gas-to-liquids plant 18-24 months later.
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  • The Geoffster
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    SSL has great gas to liquid technology. Exports should significantly grow revenues.
    16 Sep 2013, 08:10 PM Reply Like
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