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Texas opposes location of Exxon’s Petchem Plant

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 23/12/2016 (16:40)
According to media reports, leaders and the inhabitants of South Texas oppose ExxonMobil’s plans to build its petrochemical plant in Corpus Christi. The local newspaper Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported that the city supports the commercial and industrial growth of the region but they want ExxonMobil to rule out Corpus Christi as a new petrochemical location as they believe it will negatively affect their quality of life because of its proximity to the community.

Alternative locations for the plant, which is expected to produce 1.8 million tons/year of ethylene and feed plants producing MEG and polyethylene, such as Victoria, Houston and St. James Parish in Louisiana are also being considered, the reports revealed.

Previously, the project was said to be a SABIC – ExxonMobil joint venture and Sabic had not given any details regarding the financial value of the project. Before giving a final decision, the parties were expected to conduct studies and confer with state and local officials to identify a potential site for the project.
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