Chevron Phillips Chemical celebrates startup of US Gulf Coast petchem project

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP celebrated the startup of its world-scale polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas that will play a pivotal role in the company’s continuing dynamic growth strategy.

Photo courtesy of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
Photo courtesy of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

The new Old Ocean facility will produce up to 1,000,000 mt annually to meet the growing demand for polyethylene from our customers around the globe. These units can produce a wide variety of high quality polyethylene resins ranging from metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) to bi-modal resins for film and pipe products, displaying the wide capability of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s proprietary MarTech technology.

“We announced plans to build these world-scale units in 2011, broke ground in 2014 and today, we are celebrating the successful start-up of commercial operations,” said Mark Lashier, president and CEO. “With these new assets in place, we can penetrate new markets to reach new customers, expand our global presence, and deliver on our growth commitments to our owner companies.”

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