ExxonMobil begins US Gulf Coast ethylene expansion project

07/07/2014
ExxonMobil Corp. has started construction on a multibillion dollar expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston (OGJ Online, July 1, 2013; June 5, 2012). Plans call for construction of an ethane cracker at its Baytown complex and associated premium product installations in nearby Mont Belvieu, Tex., ExxonMobil said. The steam cracker will have a capacity of as much as 1.5-million tonnes/year (tpy) and provide ethylene feedstock for downstream chemical processing, including processing at two 650,000-tpy, high-performance polyethylene lines at the company's Mont Belvieu plastics plant. At the company's Baytown olefins plant, contracts have been awa...
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