A $250 million boon for the Houston Ship Channel area
Investing in the future of the Houston area
Linde is supporting the rapid growth of energy and manufacturing industries in the Houston Ship Channel area with expertise & leadership in gases and engineering. The U.S. energy boom is radically improving the market landscape – contributing jobs, prosperity and energy independence. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Houston Ship Channel area.
Recognizing that this phenomenon is creating a critical need for its gases and engineering capabilities, Linde is investing approximately $250 million in La Porte, Texas to build a state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities. The ASU will be the largest operated by Linde in the U.S. This expansion firmly establishes the Linde La Porte plant as the world’s largest gas-based oxidation complex for the production of syngas for petrochemicals.
Linde has supplied technology and engineering expertise to the refining and petrochemical industries in the Gulf region for many years. This expansion affirms our commitment to current and prospective customers in the region and enables Linde to better serve the petrochemical and manufacturing industries that is being driven to new heights by the oil shale revolution.