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LyondellBasell plans world-scale propylene oxide– tert-butyl alcohol plant for Texas Gulf Coast

2:20 PM MDT | September 1, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives. The plant, which will cost over $1 billion, will have capacity to produce 900 million lbs/year of PO and 2 billion lbs/year of TBA and its derivatives. “While we have not finalized the exact location of the...

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