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October 25, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:30pm

Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Complex, US

By Carmen

Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Texas, the US. The complex started commercial operations in 1966 and currently has an active annual capacity of 3.1mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 4.8mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Celanese and Fairway Methanol.

Key Products Capacity – Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include acetic acid, methanol, and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).

Acetic Acid accounts for major capacity share i.e., 43.5% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.35mtpa, followed by methanol and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) with 41.9% (1.3mtpa) and 14.5% (0.45mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plants including Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Acetic Acid Plant Expansion (1.3mtpa), and Celanese Corporation Clear Lake Methanol Plant 2 Expansion (0.4mtpa).

About Celanese

Celanese Corp (Celanese) is a provider of technology solutions and specialty materials. It offers advanced engineered materials, food ingredients, intermediate chemistry, and ethylene- vinyl acetate and emulsion polymers. The company’s products find application in various end-use markets, including paints and coatings, automotive, consumer and medical, industrial, consumer and industrial adhesives, filtration, paper and packaging, chemical additives, construction, food and beverage, energy storage, performance industrial and textiles. It operates a network of commercial offices, technical centers, and production facilities. The company also manages strategic affiliate production facilities. It has operational presence in North America, Europe and Asia. Celanese is headquartered in Irving, Texas, the US.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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