Westlake begins Ethylene capacity expansion projec

Westlake Chemical Corporation’s previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana has begun. The expansion will be completed in conjunction with a planned maintenance turnaround and will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately 230 to 240 million pounds annually in support of the company’s ethylene integration strategy. The unit is expected to be down for about 60 days for the work to be completed.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products.


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