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BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC Strengthens Integration with Total Port Arthur Refinery

Investment allows for the import of butylenes and butanes; startup of new processing and treatment facilities begin at Port Arthur site

BASF, November 8, 2017

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC enhanced the production capabilities of its petrochemical complex, located in Port Arthur, Texas, by installing processing and treatment facilities for the import of butylenes and butanes from the Total Port Arthur Refinery.

This installation enables BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals to make use of these refinery byproducts to produce higher value propylene. This is another major step in the development of BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals petrochemical complex to optimize operations. The company previously implemented measures enabling the facility to take advantage of lighter, lower cost feed stocks, such as ethane.

This investment further strengthens the partnership between BASF and Total Petrochemicals, allowing us to continue building supply to meet growing customer demand, while helping the company maintain its competitive position within the petrochemicals industry,” said Heather Remley, BASF Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals North America.

The Port Arthur site is one of the key industrial platforms for Total in the world,” remarked Christophe Gerondeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. “This investment creates value for both BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals and the Total Port Arthur refinery through industrial synergies.”

About BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC is located in Port Arthur, Texas and manufactures a range of chemicals used in hundreds of consumer products.  BASF TOTAL is a joint venture partnership between BASF Corporation, 60 percent ownership, and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, 40 percent ownership.  For more information about BASF Corporation and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. visit  www.basf.us or  www.us.total.com.


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