The Project

SABIC and ExxonMobil are proposing to build a jointly owned plastics facility in San Patricio County, Texas.  The project is currently in the permitting process.  Once permits are received, ExxonMobil and SABIC would each be in a position to make a final investment decision on whether to move forward.

Project facilities

Ethylene from an ethane cracker would feed three derivative units: one monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.  Monoethylene glycol can be used to make polyester for the manufacture of clothing and to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a plastic used for beverage bottles and containers.  Polyethylene is another type of plastic that can be used in a range of applications, including packaging, consumer and industrial products, agricultural film, and building and construction materials.

Project details

For more specific information, please view the following links:

  1. Project Overview
  2. Permitting
  3. Health & Safety
  4. Environment
  5. Community Giving
  6. Local Hiring
  7. Traffic
  8. Viewscapes
  9. Water supply