WESTLAKE STYRENE CORP., a joint venture of Taita Chemical Co., BTR Nyrex, Sumitomo Corp., and Westlake Group, completed construction of a $100 million ethylbenzene/styrene plant at Lake Charles, La., with styrene capacity of 160,000 metric tons/year. It uses the Mobil/Badger vapor phase alkylation process to produce ethylbenzene, which is dehydrogenated using the Fina/Badger styrene process. Badger Go. Inc. handled engineering, procurement, and construction. AMERICAN OIL & GAS CORP.,

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