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ExxonMobil Starts Up New Polyethylene Line at Plastics PlantExxonMobil Starts Up New Polyethylene Line at Plastics Plant

October 17, 2017

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ExxonMobil Starts Up New Polyethylene Line at Plastics Plant

Houston, TX-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Tuesday that the first of two 650,000 tn/yr polyethylene production lines became operational at its Mont Belvieu, TX plastics plant, completing one part of the company’s recent multi-billion dollar Growing the Gulf expansion effort.

“The expansion of our Mont Belvieu facility further enhances our ability to meet growing global demand for high-performance polyethylene products around the world,” the president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Neil Chapman, said in a statement. “The investments we’re making through our Growing the Gulf initiative will not only expand our existing manufacturing and export capacity, but will further stimulate local economic growth and create thousands of full-time jobs.”

Recent investments will boost the Mont Belvieu plant’s production capacity by 1.3 million tn/yr upon completion, bringing the site’s overall output to 2.5 million tn/yr. ExxonMobil said the Post of Houston will export some 200 containers a day of polyethylene produced at the expanded facility.

ExxonMobil recently debuted a plan to invest $20 million in its U.S. Gulf Coast production capabilities that will create some 12,000 full-time jobs.

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