INEOS Chocolate Bayou Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Texas, the US. The complex started commercial operations in 1971 and currently has an active annual capacity of 3.03mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 3.55mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and INEOS Oxide.

Key Products Capacity – INEOS Chocolate Bayou Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, polypropylene, propylene, and butadiene.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 59.9% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.81mtpa, followed by polypropylene and propylene with 23.5% (0.71mtpa) and 13.2% (0.4mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in INEOS Chocolate Bayou Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plant, INEOS Oxide Chocolate Bayou Ethylene Oxide Plant (0.52mtpa).

About INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (Ineos Olefins), a subsidiary of Ineos Group AG is a chemical company that manufactures and markets high density polyethylene, olefins and polypropylene. The company offers products which include ethylene, butadiene, mixed butenes, propylene, crude benzene, fuel oil, high density polyethylene and polypropylene. It offers its products to footwear, tires windshield sealants, detergents and lubricants, packaging and housing, and automotive product industries, among others. The company distributes its products directly as business-to-business sales and through distributors in the US and abroad. Ineos Olefins is headquartered in League City, Texas, the US.

About INEOS Oxide

INEOS Oxide Limited, a subsidiary of Ineos Group AG is a chemical company that manufactures ethylene and propylene based specialty and intermediate chemicals. The company operates through business segments, namely, specialties division, intermediates and third party operating services. Its specialties division provides manufacture of ethylene oxide, EO derivatives, propylene oxide, oxo-alcohols, ethylidene, actetate esters and glycol ether esters. INEOS Oxide’s intermediates include ethylene glycol and propylene glycol. It operates through its offices located in the US, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Singapore. INEOS Oxide is headquartered in Hedon, the UK.


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