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Web Date: June 4, 2012

ExxonMobil Plans U.S. Expansions

Petrochemicals: Company is the latest firm to announce new ethylene capacity in the U.S.
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
Keywords: shell, petrochemicals, Gulf Coast, Texas, ethylene, polyethylene

ExxonMobil Chemical is planning a multi-billion-dollar ethylene and polyethylene expansion project for the U.S. Gulf Coast, making it the sixth firm to unveil cracker plans in little more than a year.

ExxonMobil aims to build an ethylene cracker with 1.5 million metric tons of annual capacity at its complex in Baytown, Texas. Downstream from the cracker, the company is planning two new polyethylene units, each with 650,000 metric tons of capacity, at . . .

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