A high-performance polyethylene line fueled by Lower 48 liquids has ramped up at ExxonMobil’s plant east of Houston.
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Total SA and Novealis Holdings LLC plan to more than double capacity at the natural gas-fueled Bayport Polymers LLC complex near Houston after agreeing to move forward on a 625,000 ton/year polyethylene unit.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has introduced feedstock and begun operations of its newest ethane cracker east of Houston at the Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown.
Buoyed by onshore stores of natural gas, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has ramped up production on the first of two 650,000 ton/year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant at the giant liquids hub in Mont Belvieu, TX.
Major equipment and structures will be erected over the next year for Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC’s multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in western Pennsylvania, company officials said Thursday at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh.
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.
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.
France’s Total is planning a joint venture with Borealis and Nova Chemicals to construct a $1.7 billion ethane steam cracker and a new polyethylene unit on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
A production unit is being added to ExxonMobil’s Beaumont polyethylene plant east of Houston fueled by unconventional natural gas to boost capacity by 65%, or 650,000 metric tons/year, as growth for high performance plastics accelerates, the supermajor said.