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CPChem begins constructing PE plants at Old Ocean, TX

8:27 AM MDT | June 27, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) has broken ground on two 500,000-m.t./year polyethylene (PE) plants at its site at Old Ocean, TX. The new plants are part of CPChem’s $6-billion US Gulf Coast petrochemicals project, which also includes a 1.5-million m.t./year ethane cracker being built at the company’s Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, TX. CPChem began constructing the cracker in April. The company says the project will increase its global ethylene and PE capacity by about 40% when it is completed in 2017. “With the...

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