Shell wraps Geismar alpha olefins expansion project

Shell Chemical has commissioned its $717-million project to increase alpha olefins production at its Geismar, La., chemical manufacturing plant along the Mississippi River, about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge. Initially started up in December 2018, the 425,000-tonne/year capacity expansion brings total AO production at Geismar to more than 1.3 million tpy.