ExxonMobil, Sabic start operations at petrochemical plant in US

ExxonMobil, Sabic start operations at petrochemical plant in US

24 Jan 2022

ExxonMobil and SABIC have started operations at their Gulf Coast Growth Ventures’ petrochemical manufacturing facility in San Patricio County, Texas, US.

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures is a joint venture established by both companies for the construction of a plastics manufacturing facility in San Patricio County.

The new plant will produce materials suitable for packaging, agricultural films, construction materials, apparel and automotive coolants.

The operation includes a 1.8m metric ton per year ethane steam cracker, two polyethene units capable of producing up to 1.3m metric ton per year, and a monoethylene glycol unit with a capacity of 1.1m metric ton per year.

Construction on the facility began in the third quarter of 2019. The plant currently directly employs over 600 people and created approximately 6,000 jobs during the construction period.

ExxonMobil and Sabic each own 50% of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, while ExxonMobil is the site operator.

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