Chevron Phillips mulls US ethane cracker

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 29
– Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. is considering construction of an ethane cracker it describes as “world-scale” at one of its facilities on the US Gulf Coast.

“We are finalizing our evaluation of potential sites and advancing discussions with EPC contractors,” said Chief Operating Officer Tim Taylor. The feasibility study includes production of ethylene derivatives.

On the Gulf Coast, Chevron Phillips Chemical produces ethylene at plants at Sweeny, Baytown, and Port Arthur, Tex. It has other chemical manufacturing facilities at Pasadena, La Porte, and Orange, Tex.; St. James, La.; and Pascagoula, Miss.

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