Project Updates
Updates for the week of Aug. 1, 2022
Announced projects

Air Products applied for tax breaks to construct a new syngas unit, new air separation units, and carbon capture and sequestration equipment in Galveston County, Texas. Syngas is a combustible mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide used as a fuel and in fertilizer manufacturing.

Prairie Energy Partners applied for tax breaks to construct a 250,000 barrel-per-day crude oil refinery in Victoria County, Texas, that would operate using blue hydrogen and renewable electricity.

Union Carbide Corporation applied for tax breaks to construct an alkoxylation plant within the company's Seadrift Complex in Calhoun County, Texas, about 60 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. Alkoxylation is a chemical reaction required in the manufacturing of surfactants, chemicals that act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.

BASF announced plans to complete the third phase of a $1 billion expansion to increase production of MDI, a chemical used in the creation of polymers, at the company's Geismar site in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

Draft and pending New Source Review permits

OCI applied for a Clean Air Act permit on July 18, 2022, that would authorize construction of the OCI Nitrogen Production Complex in Jefferson County, Texas.

MarkWest submitted an (incomplete) application to construct a second cryogenic gas processing plant in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Venture Global applied for a permit to build the Moss Lake Compressor in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, as part of the CP2 LNG terminal and CP Express Pipeline projects.

Draft and pending Title V permits

Magellan received a draft operating permit for the Magellan Corpus Christi Terminal in Nueces County, Texas. The terminal can store up to 6 million barrels of petroleum and natural gas liquids. The public comment period for this draft permit is now open. For information on how to submit a comment, see the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's public notice.