Volume 92 Issue 35 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 1, 2014

LyondellBasell To Build U.S. Propylene Oxide Plant

Shale gas drives investment in the propylene derivative
Department: Business
Keywords: polyurethanes, shale, propylene, propylene oxide

In a sign that the shale gas advantage is going beyond the ethylene chain to benefit propylene-derived chemicals as well, LyondellBasell Industries has unveiled plans to build a plant making propylene oxide and the coproduct tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) somewhere on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The plant will have annual capacity of 900 million lb of propylene oxide and 2 billion lb of TBA and derivatives when it comes onstream in 2019. The firm . . .

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