Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is studying the possibility of expanding its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity – targeting at least a 20% increase in a phased approach – at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Texas, and the company has filed the necessary environmental permit application with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Construction would be targeted to commence in the Q1-2014, and the project would be completed in Q4-2015. Final approval would be sought in Q3-2013.
“This study echoes Chevron Phillips Chemical’s strong commitment to the NAO business and to meeting the growing demand of our customers,” said Mitch Eichelberger, general manager of normal alpha olefins and polyalphaolefins for Chevron Phillips Chemical. “In addition, this proposed expansion has great synergy with the 1-hexene plant currently being built at our Cedar Bayou complex.”