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Westlake commences ethylene expansion at Lake Charles, LA

3:15 PM MST | January 21, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Westlake Chemical says it has begun work on the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at the company’s Lake Charles, LA, complex. The expansion work, which is being carried out during a scheduled maintenance turnaround, is expected to take 60 days and to add 230–240 million lbs/year of ethylene capacity at the Lake Charles site, supporting Westlake’s ethylene integration strategy, the company says. The project is the initial stage of a 2-phase expansion that will lift overall ethylene capacity at the Lake Charles site by 500 million...

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