Key Milestones

Chevron Phillips Chemical’s PAO history dates back to December 1980 when the continuous PAO unit at Cedar Bayou, Texas, started up with heritage Gulf Oil, which Chevron Chemical subsequently acquired in 1985. From then on, the company introduced 1-dodecene based PAOs in 1995, which have grown in popularity ever since. After the formation of the Chevron Phillips Chemical joint venture in 2,000, a 10 KTA PAO unit expansion followed soon thereafter.  During 2011, Chevron Phillips Chemical acquired PAO assets in Beringen, Belgium, and also began mPAO production in Texas. Since then the company has expanded PAO as well as ethylene production, both basic building blocks for many petrochemical processes.