Slaughter and May advised INEOS - Ethane supply arrangements

Slaughter and May advised INEOS in relation to its ethane supply contracts with Shell and Exxon. The long-term sale and purchase agreements commence in 2017 and will allow the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmoran to receive US ethane from shale gas via INEOS' new import terminal at Grangemouth. The deal provides an additional source of feedstock to complement supplies from the North Sea natural gas field.