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Ethane is a natural gas liquid used as a feedstock for ethylene, which is the building block for most plastics.
Fruits like apples produce ethylene gas when ripe, which prompts all the other apples to ripen too.
The project, expected to produce 2.2 billion pounds of ethylene annually, is now under construction and slated to start up in 2020.
When a giraffe starts chewing acacia leaves, the tree notices the injury and emits a distress signal in the form of ethylene gas.
And all the while, bags are a tiny subset of the plastics industry. Sacks and bags made of ethylene represented less than 10 percent of plastics imported into the U.S. in 2016, according to the Plastics Industry Association.
The expansion will give Freeport the largest ethylene plant in the world.
The Old Ocean plant will take that ethylene produced in Baytown and turn it into plastic resin that's shipped both domestically and internationally.
Tomatoes ride in a truck surrounded by ethylene gas that turns them red but not really ripe.
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