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BRIEF-Westlake to convert Calvert City ethylene feedstock to ethane

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Westlake Chemical Corp :

* To convert Calvert City ethylene feedstock to ethane

* Says construction costs for the projects are estimated to range between $210

to $240 million

* Says announced an expansion of the existing PVC plant in Calvert City,

Kentucky

* Projects are expected to create approximately 300 construction jobs.

* Says ethylene expansion and feedstock conversion project is targeted for

start-up in Q2 2014

* Expansion will add about 200 million pounds/year capacity to the existing

1,100 million pounds of annual capacity

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