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Exxon's big Beaumont petrochemical expansion complete
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:33:26 AM »
Exxon's big Beaumont petrochemical expansion complete
July 24, 2019

Texas is now Exxon Mobil's largest polyethylene producer after the Irving company started production on a huge new polyethylene line in Beaumont that expands the petrochemical plant's capacity by 65 percent.

Exxon Mobil said Wednesday it the new polyethylene units in Beaumont boosts production by 650,000 tons per year, bringing site capacity to nearly 1.7 million tons per year at the Beaumont plant. The multi-billion investment builds on other recent investments Exxon recently completed in 2017, when it added two new polyethylene lines to its Mont Belvieu, Texas plant.

Polyethylene is one of the most common types of plastics and is a cornerstone in the production of thousands of consumer goods. Huge supplies of ethane unleashed from the shale boom in Texas are helping to fuel a boom in ethylene and polyethylene manufacturing on the Gulf Coast with more than $170 billion in new petrochemical capacity planned or added in the region since 2010, according to the American Chemistry Council....
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