Polyethylene

ExxonMobil Ramps Up Polyethylene Expansion on Texas Coast, Fueled by Lower 48 NGLs

ExxonMobil Ramps Up Polyethylene Expansion on Texas Coast, Fueled by Lower 48 NGLs

A high-performance polyethylene line fueled by Lower 48 liquids has ramped up at ExxonMobil’s plant east of Houston.

July 24, 2019

Total, Novealis to Double Capacity at Polymers Plant Near Houston

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.

September 26, 2018

Chevron Phillips CEO Credits ‘Shale Revolution’ in Ramping Up Ethane Cracker in Southeast Texas

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.

March 13, 2018

ExxonMobil Polyethylene Lines in Mont Belvieu Begin Production

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.

October 17, 2017
Shell to Transform Skyline With 200 Structures As Pennsylvania Cracker Construction Gets Underway

Shell to Transform Skyline With 200 Structures As Pennsylvania Cracker Construction Gets Underway

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.

September 29, 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

Total, Partners Planning Ethane Cracker, Polyethylene Unit For U.S. Gulf Coast

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.

March 27, 2017

ExxonMobil Petchem Expansion Near Houston Fueled by Shale Gas, Liquids

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.

November 14, 2016
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