Chevron Phillips Chemical Celebrates USGC Petrochemicals Project Groundbreaking at its Cedar Bayou Plant in Baytown, Texas

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – (April 2, 2014) – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.  The groundbreaking ceremony signifies the start of construction for the USGC project sparked by shale resource development. The USGC project includes a 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker to be built at the Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, and two 500,000 metric tons/year (1.1 billion pounds/year) capacity polyethylene facilities to be built in Old Ocean, Texas.

The groundbreaking ceremony included local officials Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, Texas State Representative Wayne Smith and other elected representatives.

First, we want to thank our local community neighbors and government officials for their support over the years as we embark on this exciting growth for our company, the petrochemical industry and our country,” said Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical. The project will support 400 long-term direct jobs and 10,000 engineering and construction jobs. The estimated completion date for the USGC Petrochemicals Project is in 2017. 

“As we’ve carefully planned this project, we’ve leveraged our first mover advantage to attract the strongest workers from each of the contract companies working on the project and together we will be successful,” said Cella.  The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the ethane cracker project will be executed through a joint venture between JGC (USA), Inc. and Fluor Enterprises, Inc., while Gulf Coast Partners, a partnership between Technip USA Inc. and Zachry Industrial, Inc., will execute EPC for the two new polyethylene facilities. Chevron Phillips Chemical will host a groundbreaking for the polyethylene units on June 17. 


Chevron Phillips Chemical hosts ceremonial groundbreaking for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. From left to right:  Jay Guerrero, representative from U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s office, Van Long, plant manager of Cedar Bayou plant, Peter Cella, CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical, Wayne Smith, Texas State representative and Jack Morman, Harris County commissioner.

Chevron Phillips Chemical breaks ground on its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.




Contact:Melanie Taplett