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LyondellBasell adds debottlenecks; Georgia Gulf eyes condo cracker

9:04 AM MST | November 9, 2012 | —Robert Westervelt

Channelview Boost: LyondellBasell will expand ethylene at two more Texas sites. LyondellBasell Industries has announced plans for a second round of US ethylene debottlenecks, including a 250-million lb/year expansion of its Channelview, TX, cracker in 2015. The company is also studying a larger expansion of its Corpus Christi, TX, cracker. Company officials say it is premature to discuss the size of the Corpus Christi expansion, but add that capacity boost under consideration there would be bigger than at Channelview. “Our previously announced [expansion]...

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