M&G Resins USA receives GHG permit for $1bn resin plant in Texas, US

M&G Resins USA has received greenhouse gas (GHG) permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its planned $1bn chemical processing and utility support facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, US.

EPA issued two final GHG prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permits to M&G Resins for the project, which includes construction of a polyethylene terephthalate resin production plant and combined support systems for heat and power utility generation.

"The facility is estimated to emit about 1,178,441t of CO2 each year."

The facility is estimated to emit about 1,178,441t of CO2 each year.

The support system is designed to meet the steam and electrical demands at the complex.

The project is expected to support the region with 3,000 jobs during construction and 250 full-time operations jobs, as well as 700 support positions.

EPA regional administrator Ron Curry said: "EPA will continue working with companies to ensure they have the permits they need.

"We are working to help Texas businesses take advantage of growth opportunities while building greener facilities with better controls for greenhouse gas emissions."

M&G Resins had filed an application with the EPA for the project in February 2013.

The EPA's GHG regulations were finalised in June 2010 and require projects that increase GHG emissions to obtain an air permit.

EPA said that it will work with the businesses that have pending permits retained by the agency.

Since 2011, the EPA has received 85 GHG permit applications from businesses in Texas alone.

To date, 191 GHG permits have been issued in the US, with the EPA completed 63 and the states completing the remaining 128 permits.

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