Sweeny ethylene plant expansion fires up in Old OceanSweeny ethylene plant expansion fires up in Old Oceanhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=21022014-12-23T07:20:00Z2014-12-23T00:00:00Z

OLD OCEAN, BRAZORIA COUNTY - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has completed an expansion of its ethylene facility at its Sweeny complex.

Construction on the expansion began in 2013, and it has been completed with the addition of a tenth furnace to ethylene unit 33 at the complex.

The latest expansion is expected to increase annual ethylene production at the complex by 200 million pounds.

The Sweeny complex is one of the world’s largest single-site ethylene facilities and its capacity has now increased to roughly 12 million pounds of ethylene per day, or 4.3 billion pounds annually.

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