ExxonMobil commits to polypropylene expansion on Gulf Coast

Petrochemical giant ExxonMobil will fund the construction of a polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge, Texas, that will expand capacity along the US Gulf Coast by up to 450,000 tonnes per year. Construction is set to begin this year, with start-up anticipated by 2021, and 65 permanent jobs likely once completed. The company first raised…