April 2013

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LyondellBasell plans to expand North American ethylene capacityLyondellBasell will raise its ethylene capacity in North America by 18% in coming years through several debottlenecking projects. Locatio..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

LyondellBasell plans to expand North American ethylene capacity LyondellBasell will raise its ethylene capacity in North America by 18% in coming years through several debottlenecking projects. Locations where ethylene capacity will be expanded include crackers in Corpus Christi, La Porte and Channelview, Texas, according to the company. The projects are scheduled to be finished in 2014 and 2015. Jim Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell, made these remarks at the company’s annual investor day in New York. He said the company aims to finish its projects two to three years earlier than industry competitors building new plants, all at a lower cost. Mr. Gallogly said he expects ethane to stay

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