October 28, 2019 [Chemical Engineering] – Phillips 66 announced that it is expanding its Sweeny Hub in Texas with the addition of three fractionators, each with capacity of 150,000 barrels per day (bbl/d). Fracs 2 and 3 are anticipated to start up in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Frac 4 is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. The new fractionators are supported by long-term customer commitments. Upon completion of Frac 4, the Sweeny Hub will have 550,000 bbl/d of fractionation capacity.
Also at the Sweeny Hub, Phillips 66 Partners is adding 6 million barrels of storage capacity at Clemens Caverns. Upon completion in the fourth quarter of 2020, Clemens Caverns will have 15 million barrels of storage capacity. Phillips 66 Partners is also constructing the C2G Pipeline, a 16 inch ethane pipeline that will connect Clemens Caverns to petrochemical facilities in Gregory, Texas, near Corpus Christi. The project is backed by long-term commitments and is expected to be completed in mid-2021.
The company also continues to expand capacity at its Beaumont Terminal, adding 2.2 million barrels of crude oil storage. Upon completion in the first quarter of 2020, the terminal will have 16.8 million barrels of total crude and product storage capacity.
Furthermore, Phillips 66 is upgrading the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC) at the Sweeny Refinery to increase production of higher-value petrochemical products and higher-octane gasoline. The project is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.
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