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Air Liquide inks oxygen supply contract with LyondellBasell

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Air Liquide recently signed a new long-term agreement with LyondellBasell to supply oxygen to LyondellBasell’s new large-scale petrochemical plant, which will be constructed in Channelview, Texas, US. LyondellBasell’s new propylene oxide/tertiary butyl alcohol plant (PO/TBA) is expected to be the largest of its kind plant in the world when completed.

The oxygen provided by Air Liquide will be sourced from its Gulf Coast Pipeline System, part of the largest industrial gas pipeline system, which spans more than 2000 miles along the coasts of southeast Texas and Louisiana.

LyondellBasell’s US$2.4 billion PO/TBA project is part of its announced organic growth programme. The PO/TBA portion of this investment is designed to meet rising global demand for both urethanes and cleaner-burning oxyfuels. The construction of LyondellBasell’s new PO/TBA plant is expected to begin in the 2H18 and be completed in 2021.

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