LyondellBasell Industries could add a polyethylene line with a capacity of about 1 billion pounds annually, and a PE debottlenecking project, in North America. The projects are on top of several other ethylene capacity expansions in Texas. "The availability of abundant supplies of natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale deposits is creating a tremendous advantage for U.S. manufacturers," said Lyondell CEO Jim Gallogly.

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