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ExxonMobil starts up Mont Belvieu PE unit

HOUSTON, October 17, 2017 (PCW) -- ExxonMobil has commenced production at one of two new PE units in Mt Belvieu, TX.

Each of the new units has a nameplate capacity of 650,000 mt/year (1.4 billion pounds/year).

Most of the new capacity is targeted at export markets. The units can produce mLLDPE grades, marketed under the Exceed and Enable trade names.

A significant portion of Mont Belvieu PE will be exported from the Port of Houston later this month. At peak, the site will ship more than 200 containers a day, ExxonMobil said in a news release.

Construction began in June 2014, and startup was expected in 3Q 2017 before Hurricane Harvey caused a 1-2 month delay.-- David Barry

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