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Westlake Chemical to Expand Ethylene Capacity at Kentucky Facility

Ethylene debottleneck will add 70 million pounds of stated capacity to Calvert City facility

Westlake Chemical Partners LP, January 11, 2016

Westlake Chemical Partners LP, a Westlake company, has announced that it has approved plans to expand ethylene capacity at the Calvert City, Kentucky facility owned by its affiliate, Westlake Chemical OpCo LP. This expansion will add 70 million pounds of stated annual ethylene capacity to the Calvert City facility during the first half of 2017. 

"We are pleased about the ethylene expansion at the Calvert City, Kentucky facility.  This expansion, which combined with incremental capacity increases will total 100 million pounds of annual capacity, is in addition to the 250 million pound ethylene expansion at the Petro 1 facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.  The additional production of ethylene at both facilities will be sold under the terms of the long-term, fixed-margin ethylene sales agreement in which 95% of OpCo's production is sold to our sponsor, Westlake Chemical Corporation, at a price designed to generate a margin of ten cents per pound. We believe the incremental earnings from these expansions will allow us to continue to grow our distributions at a low double-digit rate," said Albert Chao, President and Chief Executive Officer.


About Westlake Chemical Partners LP

Westlake Chemical Partners is a limited partnership formed by Westlake Chemical Corporation to operate, acquire and develop facilities for the processing of natural gas liquids as well as other qualifying activities. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Partnership owns a 13.3% interest in Westlake Chemical OpCo LPWestlake Chemical OpCo LP's assets include three facilities in Calvert City, Kentucky, and Lake Charles, Louisiana which process ethane and propane into ethylene, and an ethylene pipeline.  For more information about Westlake Chemical Partners LP, please visithttp://www.wlkpartners.com/.

 


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