The abundance of available gas in the United States as result of the shale revolution provides two advantages for petrochemicals: access to low-cost energy to run the facilities and competitively priced feedstock. From crude oil to transportation fuels, hydrocarbons to polymers, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Total USA, has developed ideas, products, and services that have made it one of the top suppliers in the world. 

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    Our refinery has a 174,000 barrel/day capacity. The Total (40%)/ BASF (60%) joint venture, known as the BTP, operates one of the world’s largest steam crackers with an annual capacity of 1 million tons.

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    Our Bayport, Texas HDA plant produces a range of 40 different high purity special fluids for use across a wide spectrum of industries.

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    Plans to expand Total’s presence in US petrochemicals include a proposed joint venture to expand polyethylene capacity.

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    In Port Arthur, Texas, the Total (40%)/ BASF (60%) joint venture, known as the BTP, operates one of the world’s largest steam crackers with an annual capacity of 1 million tons.

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    Plans to expand Total’s presence in US petrochemicals include a joint venture to build a new ethane cracker alongside the existing integrated platform in Port Arthur, Texas.

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    The men and women at Total work hard every day to deliver better energy.

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    Our employees are a priceless energy source. We strive to be a model employer by listening to their individual needs and acting responsibly.

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Based in Houston, Texas since 2000, the company operates a Port Arthur, Texas refinery and world class manufacturing facilities all over the United States. In petrochemicals, Total operates one of the world’s largest polypropylene plants, in La Porte, Texas; the world’s largest polystyrene plant, in Carville, Louisiana; and high density polyethylene (HDPE) lines in Bayport, Texas.

Plans to expand Total’s presence in US petrochemicals include a proposed joint venture to build a new ethane cracker alongside its world-class integrated platform in Port Arthur and expansion of polyethylene capacity at the Bayport site.

In 2010, Total acquired an interest in Amyris, based in Emeryville, California, a company specializing in biotechnologies. Amyris’s expertise lies in selecting and optimizing microorganisms, such as yeasts, in order to transform sugar into various molecules of interest for fuels and specialty chemicals.

Our Specialty Chemicals companies include the following affiliates of Total USA, Total Cray Valley which produces hydrocarbon resins, and Hutchinson , which processes elastomers.