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US Westlake to expand ethylene capacity in Kentucky

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 11/01/2016 (14:14)
According to a press release on the company’s website, US Westlake Chemical will expand its ethylene capacity at its petrochemical site in Calvert City, Kentucky.

Following the expansion, the company’s ethylene capacity in Calvert City will increase by 70 million pounds/year (approximately 31,752 tons/year) initially, with incremental increases pushing the total expansion size up to 100 million pounds (approximately 45,360 tons) per year during the first half of 2017.

Meanwhile, Westlake is also planning to expand the ethylene capacity of its Petro 1 facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana, planning to add 250 million pounds/year (approximately 113,400 tons/year) to the existing capacity. The company is expected to begin expansion at the site in the second quarter of 2016.
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