LyondellBasell completes ethylene expansionLyondellBasell completes ethylene expansionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=156232017-01-20T06:00:00Z2017-01-20T16:00:00Z

​CORPUS CHRISTI – LyondellBasell has wrapped up its ethylene expansion project, increasing ethylene capacity at its local facility by 50 percent to 2.5 billion pounds per year from 1.7 billion.

The expansion required about 1,700 tons of structural steel, 36 miles of pipe, 620 truckloads of concrete, and more than one million linear feet of cable. It also took roughly 800,000 engineering work hours and more than eight million construction work hours to complete.​ 

​Ethylene is a basic chemical buildi​ng block used in consumer products such as housewares, construction materials, automotive parts, food packaging, and personal care products.

Global demand for ethylene has consistently grown at a rate of 4 percent annually, according to IHS Markit, a global information and analytics company.​

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