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1951

Two research chemists, Paul Hogan and Robert Banks, discover high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

In 1951, research chemists Robert Banks and J. Paul Hogan discovered how to make polypropylene and high-density polyethylene.

1961

Phillips Petroleum develops the loop slurry process for manufacturing HDPE.

Chevron Phillips Chemical method and apparatus for the production of solid polymers of olefins

1992

Chevron starts up the first commercial Aromax® Technology unit.

In 1992, Chevron started up the first commercial Aromax® Technology unit.

2000

Chevron Phillips Chemical is founded as a joint venture between Chevron and Phillips 66.

In 2000, Chevron Phillips Chemical was founded as a joint venture between Chevron and Phillips 66.

2001

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Qatar Petroleum found the Q-Chem joint venture.

In 2001, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Qatar Petroleum founded the Q-Chem joint venture.

2003

Q-Chem inaugurates its petrochemical complex in Mesaieed, Qatar.

In 2003, Q-Chem inaugurated its petrochemical complex in Mesaieed, Qatar.

2010

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Ras Laffan Olefins Company Limited (RLOC) start up the Q-Chem II facility in Qatar.

In 2010, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Ras Laffan Olefins Company Limited (RLOC) started up the Q-Chem II facility in Qatar.

2011

Chevron Phillips Chemical acquires the PAO plant in Beringen, Belgium.

In 2011, Chevron Phillips Chemical acquired the PAO plant in Beringen, Belgium.

2012

Saudi Polymers Company petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, begins commercial production.

In 2012, the Saudi Polymers Company petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, began commercial production.

2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical begins production of 1-Hexene at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.

In 2014, Chevron Phillips Chemical began 1-Hexane production at the Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.

2017

The polyethylene unit begins operations at the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Old Ocean, Texas.

In 2017, the polyethylene unit begins operations at Chevron Phillips Chemical's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Old Ocean, Texas.

2018

The ethane cracker begins operations at the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Baytown, Texas.

In 2018, the ethane cracker began operations at Chevron Phillips Chemical's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project.