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October 21, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:37pm

Sasol Lake Charles Complex, US

By Carmen

Sasol Lake Charles Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Louisiana, the US. The complex started commercial operations in 1968 and currently has an active annual capacity of 3.73mtpa. Its capacity is expected to remain the same as 3.73mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene JV and Sasol North America.


Key Products Capacity – Sasol Lake Charles Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, polyethylene, ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene glycol (EG), linear alkyl benzene (LAB) etc.


Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 52.5% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.96mtpa, followed by polyethylene and ethylene oxide (EO) with 23.9% (0.89mtpa) and 8% (0.3mtpa) respectively.

About Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene JV


Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene JV LLC (Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene) is a polyethylene manufacturer. Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene is headquartered in the US.

About Sasol North America


Sasol North America Inc (Sna ), a subsidiary of Sasol Ltd is a chemical company, that offers coating and specialty chemicals. The company develops and manufactures commodity and specialty chemicals including hot melt adhesives, microchip coatings, printing inks, household and industrial paints. It provides mobile phone circuit boards, transport fuels, compact discs, medical lasers, sun creams, perfumes and plastic bottles. Sna offers agrochemicals, alumina, detergents, enhanced oil recovery products, metalworking and lubricants, oilfield chemicals, phase change materials and pica. The company supplies alcohols, solvents, alcohol ethoxylates, paraffins and linear alkyl benzene sulfonates for the Industrial and Institutional cleaning markets. It offers alcohol ethoxylates, linear and branched fatty alcohols, esters, and isocarboxylic acids. The company’s products are used in abrasives and polishes, adhesives, agricultural chemical, amines and silanes, and cardboard and paper chemicals. Sna is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

Methodology

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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