Community debate grows over Exxon-Saudi chemical plant

JORDAN BLUM | January 18, 2017

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The fate of a $10 billion chemicals and plastics plant proposed by Exxon Mobil and Saudi Arabia’s largest chemical company could be determined by a community school board north of Corpus Christi. The Gregory-Portland Independent School District took up consideration of the project Tuesday evening — no decisions were made for now — about granting a tax abatement to the project that would save the plant owners more than $460 million over 20 years. Exxon and the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., known as SABIC, recently selected their preferred site for the joint venture — 1,400 acres just beyond the boundaries of two cities, Portland and Gregory — despite opposition from residents who fear the plant is too close to homes and schools. The site is one mile from the local high school and junior high.

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