USA: Polyethylene Production Chevron Launches Website for Texas Gulf Coast Projects

Editor: Alexander Stark

Chevron Phillips Chemical has launched a new online site for stories and updates about its $ 6 billion investment in the US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, which is expected to be completed in phases through the end of the year.

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Night view of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Baytown, Texas.
Night view of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Baytown, Texas.
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The Woodlands/USA — Throughout 2017 and beyond, the company will share stories about the people behind the effort and the products that will be manufactured and used across the globe.

“This website will provide a sneak peek into the process of bringing a megaproject like this online, showcasing the incredible talent behind the project and how our products impact everyday living,” said Peter Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical. “While this project is being built in Texas, the economic impact is felt across the country, specifically with our suppliers and vendors, on the rails and in the ports, as we plan for greater exports of polyethylene.”

The company is building an ethane cracker at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas, to produce ethylene and two polyethylene units in Old Ocean, adjacent to its Sweeny, Texas, facility. Chevron Phillips Chemical started construction of a $ 6 billion US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in summer 2014. The project consists of a 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker and two world-scale polyethylene units that will each produce 500,000 metric tons of plastic resin every year. The project alone has added 400 permanent jobs and generated 10,000 engineering and construction jobs, the company claims.

Initial stories on the new site include: (Visit the site)

• Plant operations — a day in the life of a process operator;

• Behind-the-curtain look at the new Cedar Bayou control room;

• Ground flares — exciting drone footage and photos of low-profile flaring systems;

• Features on the importance of films and packaging to eliminate food waste around the world.