USA: Oxygen Supply Air Liquide Signs Long-Term Supply Contract with Lyondell Basell
Air Liquide announced a new long-term agreement with Lyondell Basell for the supply of oxygen to the new large-scale petrochemical plant which will be constructed in Channelview, Texas.
Houston/USA — The new propylene oxide/tertiary butyl alcohol plant (PO/TBA), is expected to be the largest of its kind plant in the world when completed.
The oxygen provided by Air Liquide will be sourced from its Gulf Coast Pipeline System, part of the largest industrial gas pipeline system in the world, which spans more than 3,220 km along the coasts of southeast Texas and Louisiana.
The client's $ 2.4 billion PO/TBA project is part of its announced organic growth program. The PO/TBA portion of this investment is designed to meet rising global demand for both urethanes and cleaner-burning oxyfuels. The construction of the new PO/TBA plant is expected to begin in the second half of 2018 and be completed in 2021.