Creating Jobs on the Texas Gulf Coast

Continued NGL Growth

As opportunities grow for natural gas liquids (NGLs) processing, pipelines, storage, and export capacity, Phillips 66 is expanding its Sweeny Hub on the Gulf Coast. This project includes the construction of two 150,000 barrel-per-day (BPD) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionators at the company's Sweeny Refinery, and additional NGL storage capacity at the nearby Phillips 66 Partners Clemens Caverns Storage Facility.

This work is expected to create approximately 2,000 construction jobs and more than 25 new full-time jobs in Brazoria County.

What's happening

Our Sweeny Hub expansion plans include new fractionators, storage and pipeline infrastructure. The Hub takes raw NGLs (known as Y-Grade) and makes purity products (ethane, propane, butane, and natural gasoline) to fuel our lives here in the U.S. and abroad. Much of the purity products will supply the U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical and fuels markets and some will be exported through our Freeport Terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast to other countries that need energy for quality of life and economic growth.



Two 150,000 barrels per day NGL fractionators will be built at the Sweeny Refinery. Construction activity began in mid-2018 and will continue into the fourth quarter of 2020. At the peak of construction in 2019-2020, we anticipate having approximately 2,000 construction workers on site.

Two new storage caverns are being constructed at the existing Clemens Caverns Storage Facility near Brazoria. Drilling activity is expected to continue through 2018.

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 200,000 barrels per day and a ship loading rate of 36,000 barrels per hour.

Approximately 30 miles of new pipelines will be constructed in existing pipeline rights-of-way to connect the new fractionators to the Clemens Caverns Storage Facility. Pipeline construction is expected to begin in mid-2019.

​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:

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

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


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

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.

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 with the subject line (Choose Your Location) Area Neighbor Email List.