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CPChem gains permits to build cracker and PE units in Texas

1:30 AM MDT | August 26, 2013 | —Clay Boswell

Federal and state environmental authorities have granted Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) permission to proceed with the construction of an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) units in Texas, the company said on 13 August. “We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, CPChem’s...

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