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ExxonMobil, SABIC to Build $10B, 1,300-Acre Plastics Plant in San Patricio County

A rendering of Exxon and SABIC's proposed plastics plant in San Patricio County.

A rendering of Exxon and SABIC's proposed plastics plant in San Patricio County.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, a joint venture between ExxonMobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. has proposed plans to build a $10 billion, plastics manufacturing complex along the Gulf Coast in south Texas. The 1,300-acre plant, which would be the world’s largest ethylene production center and could come on line as early as 2020, will be located in San Patricio County. Construction of the plant is expected to create 6,000 jobs. Upon completion, the plant is projected to create an additional 3,500 jobs.

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