Worlds Largest Ethane Cracker Plant South of Houston

FREEPORT, BRAZORIA COUNTY – (Houston Chronicle) October 3, 2017 – DowDuPont will open a new ethylene and plastics plants, the first major ethylene complex along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The $4 billion complex is the crown jewel of the old Dow Chemical’s recent $6 billion expansion along the Gulf Coast.
The project includes a massive ethane cracker which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene.
A large portion of the expansion will go toward expanding the plant to 2 million metric tons a year, making it the world’s largest ethylene production plant.
The ethane facility is near DowDuPont’s new polyethylene plastics plant.