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Exxon begins construction of Texas chemical plant

  • Exxon Mobil (XOM -0.6%) says it has started construction on a new ethane cracker in Baytown, Tex., and begun expanding a plant at nearby Mont Belvieu, part of a plan to produce more high performance premium plastics for export to global markets.
  • XOM expects the Baytown plant will be able to produce 1.5M metric tons/year of ethylene and to begin production in 2017; it does not provide a specific cost estimate for the project, only that it is a "multi-billion dollar' effort.
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  • CapeCapMgmt
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    As usual for the XOM brass......Money well spent!!!!!
    19 Jun, 12:28 PM Reply Like
  • User 353732
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    No company is as good as XOM in building global value chains.
    Its acquisition of very large natural gas reserves via XTO now appears to be a wise and prescient strategic move with multi decade consequences for wealth creation
    19 Jun, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • DonSimon
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    Reason to build it in the USA? Much cheaper gas as raw material. Thanks to fracking!
    25 Jun, 03:45 PM Reply Like
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