Creating Jobs on the Texas Gulf Coast

​Where We Are

With the startup of the Freeport LPG Export Terminal in December 2016, we have completed major construction on our Sweeny Midstream Hub project along the Texas Gulf Coast. Consisting of the Sweeny fractionator, Clemens caverns storage facility, Freeport LPG Export Terminal and 250 miles of connecting pipelines, the hub facilitates turning natural gas liquids into products to fuel our lives here in the U.S., or shipping them to other countries that need energy for quality of life and economic growth. The project has created over 5,500 temporary construction jobs and 70 full-time positons in Brazoria County.

The Phillips 66 Partners’ Sweeny Fractionator began operations in December 2015 and is located at Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery complex. The fractionator is capable of processing 100,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids (NGL). It separates NGL into their component parts, creating the ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline we use to cook our food and for petrochemicals to produce the plastics we use every day. These products may be delivered to the Clemens cavern facility for storage, or delivered directly to petrochemical customers, the Mont Belvieu market hub, or to our Freeport LPG Export Terminal for export to customers overseas.

The Phillips 66 Partners’ Clemens Caverns Storage Facility began operations in September 2015. The development at Clemens includes five caverns built inside an underground salt dome, which can store a total of approximately 7.5 million barrels of natural gas liquids, with the capability for future expansion. The caverns are connected via pipeline to the Sweeny fractionator, the Freeport LPG Export Terminal and the NGL market hub in Mont Belvieu.

The Freeport Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Export Terminal started operations in December 2016. The LPG Export Terminal project was an expansion of our existing marine terminal in Freeport and will help us export energy products to overseas markets. The terminal has an export capacity of 4.4 million barrels per month and a ship loading rate of 36,000 barrels per hour.

The pipelines in this region were designed to bring natural gas and natural gas liquids from producing fields in central and southwest Texas. Approximately 250 miles of new pipelines were built to provide connectivity between the project locations and to market hubs in Mont Belvieu in order to deliver needed energy to domestic and overseas markets.

​Construction Updates

There is no major construction currently underway.

​Community Investments

Phillips 66 invests in the communities where our employees live and work. Primarily, the company supports organizations and projects focused on Education and Literacy, the Environment and Sustainability, and Community Safety and Preparedness. In support of these pillars, Phillips 66 contributes to the following organizations:

Environment
Coastal Conservation Association
Ducks Unlimited
Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuge 
Friends of the River San Bernard 
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory 
San Bernard Wildlife Refuge 
Sea Center Texas 
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation  

Safety and Community

Brazosport Safety Council
City of Sweeny – Methane Gas Detectors
Gulf Coast Emergency Rescue Squad
Jones Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Sweeny Community Hospital
USA Swimming Foundation - Freeport Make-A-Splash Event
Wild Peach Volunteer Fire Department

Freeport Historical Museum
Phillips 66 contributed to the preservation of Freeport's history with a contribution to the local historical museum located on Park Street in downtown Freeport.

Civic Enrichment
Angleton Chamber of Commerce
Bay City Chamber of Commerce
Brazoria Chamber of Commerce
Brazosport Center for Arts & Sciences
Brazosport Chamber of Commerce
Brazoria County United Way
Rotary: International and Local Clubs
SPCA of Brazoria County
Sweeny Chamber of Commerce
West Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Education

Brazoria County Fair Association 
Brazosport College Foundation
Columbia-Brazoria ISD 
Freeport ISD (MIND Research Institute)
Junior Achievement
Sweeny ISD - Petrochemical Academy 
Van Vleck ISD

Sweeny Petrochemical Academy

Phillips 66 teamed up with Chevron Phillips Chemical, the Sweeny Independent School District and Brazosport College to create a petrochemical academy in Sweeny to provide core industry skills and college credit to high school students in the area.

Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical made an initial combined contribution of $1.6 million to the academy to support the purchase of equipment, building renovations, and scholarships for juniors and seniors enrolled in Sweeny ISD and surrounding school systems. Phillips 66 also donated land and a building as well as personnel and equipment to outfit the facility. Subsequent contributions will be made in coming years to help cover ongoing maintenance and operation costs and additional equipment.

The Sweeny Petrochemical Academy kicked off classes with the start of the new school year in Aug. 25, 2014. A ceremonial grand opening took place on Jan. 21, 2015.


​Contact Us

We desire a two-way dialogue with you, our neighbors – ensuring that you know what's going on with our projects and that we listen and act when you have concerns.

Please contact us via phone at 1-888-766-1000 or email at RSCStakeholderInquiries@p66.com.

We will reply to all contacts from neighbors.

Calls or emails from job seekers and vendors will not be returned, but they may be forwarded to the appropriate internal contact. If you are seeking a job or a contract with Phillips 66, you can find the correct contacts here.

Potential vendors can send information using our online form.

If you want to receive email updates from Phillips 66 when we have activity occurring in your area, you can sign up to be on our distribution lists for the Sweeny, Clemens or Freeport area. Just send an email to RSCStakeholderInquiries@p66.com with the subject line (Choose Your Location) Area Neighbor Email List.