Ethylene

ExxonMobil Touts Ethylene Discovery to Energy, Emissions

ExxonMobil Corp., in collaboration with Spain’s Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica (ITQ), has discovered a “potentially revolutionary” material that may sharply reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with producing ethylene.

December 8, 2017

Ineos Inks Agreement to Ship U.S. Ethane to China Cracker

Petrochemical giant Ineos Group, which now ships U.S. natural gas to European ports, said Monday it has clinched a long-term supply agreement to ship domestic ethane from domestic shale fields to China’s SP Chemicals.

November 21, 2017
Dow Starts Up Two Key Petrochemical Projects on Texas Gulf Coast

Dow Starts Up Two Key Petrochemical Projects on Texas Gulf Coast

A unit of DowDuPont (Dow) on Thursday said its world-scale ethylene production facility and enhanced polyethylene (PE) production plant in Freeport, TX, considered the backbone of a $6 billion buildout on the Gulf Coast, have begun operations.

September 21, 2017

CPChem Begins Commissioning PE Units as Texas Gulf Coast Business Expands

Two polyethylene (PE) units, a key part of a $6 billion petrochemical expansion on the Texas Gulf Coast, have achieved mechanical completion, considered a major milestone, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (CPChem) said Monday.

June 19, 2017
Dow Readies Startup of Gulf Coast Polyethylene Unit

Dow Readies Startup of Gulf Coast Polyethylene Unit

The Dow Chemical Co. has begun commissioning an enhanced polyethylene production facility in Freeport, TX, one component of a major buildout to take advantage of abundant shale natural gas in the region.

June 8, 2017

ExxonMobil Completes Texas Polyethylene Expansion

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has completed two high-performance polyethylene lines at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant. Production is expected to begin during the third quarter.

May 22, 2017

Enterprise Products Putting 571-Mile NGL Straw in Permian Basin

Enterprise Products Partners LP said it will tap the Permian Basin with a new pipeline to carry natural gas liquids (NGL) to its fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, TX.

April 10, 2017
Enterprise Adding Texas Ethylene Infrastructure, Considering Exports

Enterprise Adding Texas Ethylene Infrastructure, Considering Exports

Enterprise Products Partners LP is expanding its Texas ethylene infrastructure in anticipation of potentially exporting the product.

April 5, 2017

OxyChem-Mexichem JV Starts Up Texas Ethylene Cracker

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50/50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem), and Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. said its new its ethylene cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex has begun operations on schedule and on budget.

February 28, 2017

OxyChem-Mexichem JV Texas Ethylene Cracker Begins Operations

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50/50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem), and Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. said its new its ethylene cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex has begun operations on schedule and on budget.

February 27, 2017