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Exxon-SABIC to start construction on $10B Corpus Christi, Texas, ethane cracker plant

ExxonMobil said the project will also create 600 permanent jobs and provide $50 billion of economic output in the first six years of operations.

An ethane cracker plant extracts the ethane found in natural gas and processes it into ethylene, a chemical that is used in the production of polyethylene plastic and monoethylene glycol, which is used to make products like antifreeze. ExxonMobil said the chemicals produced at the new plant will go toward making automotive coolants, building, construction materials and clothing.

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