CP Chem mulls normal alpha olefins expansion at Texas plant

21 January 2013 19:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical is considering expanding normal alpha olefins capacity by at least 20% at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, Texas, the company said on Monday.

Chevron Phillips Chemical will seek approval in the third quarter of 2013, the company said. So far, Chevron Phillips has filed an environmental permit application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

If the company pursues the project, construction would start in the first quarter of 2014, and the expansion would be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015, Chevron Phillips said.

The expansion would complement the 1-hexene plant that Chevron Phillips is building at the Cedar Bayou complex, the company said.

When completed, that plant would be the world's largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant, having a capacity of up to 250,000 tonnes/year. The plant should start operations in the first half of 2014.


By: Al Greenwood
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