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Chevron Phillips Studying U.S. Gulf Coast Ethane Cracker

1:46 PM MDT | April 1, 2011 | Robert Westervelt in San Antonio

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) says it is conducting a feasibility study for a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives plant at one of its Texas sites using cost-advantaged feedstock from shale gas. Taylor: Texas sites under consideration. “We are finalizing evaluation of potential sites and advancing discussions with contractors,” says Tim Taylor, COO for CP Chem. “Our company is already a leading light-cracker operator in the U.S. Gulf Coast and an established supplier of olefins, polyolefins, and alpha-olefins globally. Our...

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