Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
On July 1, 2000, Chevron Corporation and Phillips Petroleum Company, now Phillips 66, combined their worldwide petrochemical businesses, excluding Chevron’s oronite additives business, to form Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. Chevron and Phillips 66 each own 50 percent of Chevron Phillips Chemical.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping, and proprietary plastics.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical produces chemical products that are essential to manufacturing over 70,000 consumer and industrial products.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical, with its joint venture partners, operates 36 manufacturing and research centers.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas (north of Houston).
- Chevron Phillips Chemical has approximately 5,000 employees worldwide.
Top Workplaces Award Recipient
In 2014 and 2015, Chevron Phillips Chemical was awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Houston Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
In 2015, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) named Chevron Phillips Chemical the 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year at TWC’s 19th Annual Texas Workforce Conference. Employer of the Year nominations are submitted to TWC by Workforce Development Boards to honor local employers that exemplify TWC’s mission to promote and support a workforce system that creates value and offers employers, individuals and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.
Chevron Phillips Chemical, with its joint venture partners, has 34 production facilities located in the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Belgium. Significant developments include:
- In 2014, Chevron Phillips Chemical started construction of a 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives facilities in the United States Gulf Coast region. The two new polyethylene facilities will each have an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons (1.1 billion pounds).
- Chevron Phillips Chemical completed an expansion of its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas, in 2015.
- In 2014, Chevron Phillips Chemical announced mechanical completion of the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. The 1-hexene plant is capable of producing up to 250,000 metric tons (551 million pounds) per year.
- The company completed the expansion of a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Fractionator Complex at its Sweeny plant in Old Ocean, Texas in 2013. The NGL fractionation unit increased capacity by approximately 22,000 barrels per day or a 19 percent over current capacity.
- In 2012, Saudi Polymers Company (SPCo) and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem) safely achieved start-up and commercial production for its new facilities in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The integrated SPCo petrochemicals complex includes world-class operating units that are capable of producing ethylene (1,220 kmta), propylene (440 kmta), polyethylene (1,100 kmta), polypropylene (400 kmta), polystyrene (200 kmta) and 1-hexene (100 kmta).
Research & Development
Chevron Phillips Chemical has two major research, technology and quality control centers in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Kingwood, Texas. These facilities provide full-scale petrochemical and polymer research including new catalyst development, product and process development, and commercial process support.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical employs more than 250 scientists, researchers, and engineers in its research facilities.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical holds thousands of domestic and international patents and patent applications.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical’s loop slurry process for HDPE production is one of the most widely licensed processes in the world.
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s product offerings are divided into two business units. Click here for our products diagram. The following charts provide a breakdown of Chevron Phillips Chemical's assets and sales by business unit:
- Olefins & Polyolefins - Ethylene, Polyethylene, Normal Alpha Olefins, Polyalphaolefins, Propylene and High-Density Polyethylene Pipe, Conduit and Pipe Fittings.
- Specialties, Aromatics & Styrenics - Cyclohexane, Styrene, Polystyrene, Benzene, K-Resin® styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBC), Mining Chemicals, Soltex® Drilling Mud Additive, Scentinel® Mercaptans, Specialty Organosulfur Compounds, Racing Fuels, E-Series™ Acetylene Hydrogenation Catalysts
- Marlex® polyethylene is a premium extrusion and rigid packaging resin.
- Aromax® benzene production technology is the lowest cost process for on-purpose production of benzene.
- Scentinel® Gas Odorants are added to natural gas to give it a distinctive smell.
- Soltex® drilling mud additive is a high-temperature/high-pressure fluid loss control additive for water-based muds.
- K-Resin® styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) is known for its clarity, toughness, and shatter-resistance.
- Adhesives and Sealants
- Building and Construction
- Chemical manufacturing
- Healthcare and Medical
- Imaging and Photography
- Oil, Gas, and Mining
- Paint and Coatings
- Personal Care and Cosmetics
- Plastics and Rubber