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ChevronPhillips commissions Old Ocean PE units, delays cracker start
HOUSTON, September 19, 2017 (PCW) -- ChevronPhillips on Tuesday said it had commissioned two new PE units at its Old Ocean facility, each with a capacity of 1.1 billion lbs/yr. The new 3.3 billion lbs/yr cracker that would provide feedstock to these units is now expected to be commissioned in 1Q 2018 with a ramp-up to full rates in 2Q. Construction and commissioning on the cracker had initially been expected to be completed in 4Q. The cracker has an estimated ethane demand of 90,000 b/d. -- Samantha Hartke