Shell Chemical LP may expand its Geismar, La., petrochemical facility by adding an additional linear alpha olefin unit to meet growing global demand for products such as synthetic lubricants and lubricant additives.
The proposed expansion still has several key milestones to achieve prior to Shell reaching a final investment decision. Shell did not disclose the cost in its recent announcement. It would be the fourth LAO unit at the Geismar plant.
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