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US ExxonMobil holds ceremony at new Baytown cracker site

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil held on Friday a ceremony at the site of its new cracker in Texas, which will feed two new polyethylene (PE) lines when it is completed.

ExxonMobil's new ethane cracker at Baytown near Houston will be completed in 2017, and it will have a capacity of 1.5m tonnes/year. The PE plants will each have a capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year at ExxonMobil's Mont Belvieu site, which is 13 miles (21km) away.

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