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Williams to Expand Ethylene Capacity at Geismar, LA

9:04 AM MDT | September 26, 2011 | LINDSEY BEWLEY

Williams says it will spend $350 million-$400 million to expand ethylene capacity at its Geismar, LA olefins facility by 600 million lbs/year, an increase of about 44%. The expansion will bring total ethylene capacity at the site to 1.95 billion lbs/year and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2013. “The shale gas revolution in the United States, coupled with continued strong crude oil prices, has given U.S.-based ethylene manufacturing a tremendous cost advantage over many other supply regions,” says Rory Miller, president of...

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