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Originally built by Gulf Oil in 1978, the Kingwood Research and Technology Center (KRTC) employs approximately 100 chemists, engineers, technicians and support staff and is one of two major research facilities within the organization. KRTC is located in Kingwood, Texas, 22 miles northeast of Houston.

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KRTC supports Chevron Phillips Chemical’s worldwide operations by providing technical support including catalyst, product and process development, process design, and manufacturing support. This enables us to produce high-quality petrochemical building blocks, which are ultimately converted to important consumer goods such as high-performance motor oils and fuel additives, food packaging, household detergents, waxes, and plastics.


We believe in working safely or not at all. That’s why safety is our top priority at all our facilities. We create products and services that make life better for people around the world — both today and tomorrow. We strive to manufacture, handle, transport and dispose of chemical products 100 percent safely.


Chevron Phillips Chemical is committed to being a good neighbor to the communities where we operate. Part of our corporate vision and mission is to be an employer and neighbor of choice because we care about each other, our work, our customers and our communities. In Kingwood, we support a variety of non-profits including:

  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
  • Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity