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'World's largest' ethane cracker plant along Gulf Coast'World's largest' ethane cracker plant along Gulf Coasthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=178642017-10-03T05:00:00Z2017-10-03T22:00:00Z

​​​​​Picture of an ethane cracker from Charleston Area AllianceFREEPORT, BRAZORIA COUNTY – DowDuPont​ will open a new ethylene and plastics plants, the first major ethylene complex along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The $4 billion complex is the crown jewel of the old Dow Chemical's recent $6 billion expansion along the Gulf Coast. 

The project includes a massive ethane cracker which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene.

A large portion of the expansion will go toward expanding the plant to 2 million metric tons a year, making it the world's largest ethylene production plant.

The ethane facility is near DowDuPont's new polyethylene plastics plant.
Houston Chronicle
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Industrial
http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/DowDuPont-opens-massive-ethylene-and-plastics-12217420.php

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