ExxonMobil, SABIC JV expects to start US EG, PE complex in Q4 '21

Author: Antoinette Smith


HOUSTON (ICIS)--The ExxonMobil/SABIC chemical complex joint venture near Corpus Christi, Texas, is expected to start up in Q4 2021, ExxonMobil recently announced.

The company is "taking advantage of the more favorable cost environment" to deliver the complex - which is 80% complete - ahead of schedule and under budget, said Jack Williams, senior vice president at ExxonMobil.

According to the ICIS Supply and Demand Database, the site will include:

Product Capacity (tonnes/year)
ethylene 1.8m
ethylene oxide (EO) 920,000
monoethylene glycol (MEG) 550,000
linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) 1.3m

The 50:50 joint venture, called Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, is building the complex in San Patricio county in Texas.

ExxonMobil will operate the site.

(recasts, amending product slate in table)

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