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ExxonMobil Files Permits for Cracker and PE Units in Texas

3:59 PM MDT | June 18, 2012 | —CW Staff

ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits with EPA and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a multibillion-dollar project that includes building an ethane cracker at Baytown, TX and two high-performance polyethylene (PE) lines at the company’s nearby Mont Belvieu, TX plastics plant. ExxonMobil says the proposed investment reflects its continued confidence in the natural gas-driven revitalization of the U.S. chemical industry. U.S. producers have now announced plans for more than 10 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity over the next...

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