ExxonMobil commissions Beaumont polyethylene expansion
ExxonMobil Corp. has started production on a new high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Tex., polyethylene (PE) plant.
The newly commissioned 650,000-tonne/year unit increases production of granular and pelletized PE at Beaumont by 65%, bringing overall site capacity to nearly 1.7 million tpy, ExxonMobil said.
ExxonMobil said the Beaumont expansion builds upon supply advantages created by two performance PE lines previously commissioned in 2017 at the company’s manufacturing site in Mont Belvieu, Tex., that, together, will help meet strong global demand growth for PE.
The Beaumont PE expansion comes as part of ExxonMobil’s 10-year, $20-billion “Growing the Gulf” investment initiative first announced in 2017 (OGJ Online, Feb. 25, 2019).
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