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GS-Caltex to invest 2.6 tln won to build olefins plant

All Headlines 16:29 August 09, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- GS-Caltex Corp., the second-largest refiner in South Korea, said Thursday that it will invest 2.6 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) to build an olefins plant in the southern part of the country.

The mixed feed cracker in Yeosu will have an annual production capacity of 700,000 tons of ethylene and 500,000 tons of polyethylene. Yeosu is a key industrial city, located about 455 kilometers south of Seoul.

GS-Caltex plans to begin commercial operation of the plant in 2022.

This file photo shows workers talking near GS-Caltex plant in Yeosu, about 455 kilometers south of Seoul. Yonhap)

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