While one part of the former Flint Hills Resources Odessa chemical plant is on target to open later this month, progress is being made on bringing the rest of the facility back online.
“We’re right on schedule,” said Nick Fowler, owner of REXtac LLC, an Odessa company that’s restarting one of the four polypropylene lines it purchased at the plant. “We’re expecting to start the reactor up in mid-October.”
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The Odessa Development Corp. board gave Lufkin Industries a million reasons to keep its operations in Odessa Thursday.
Odessa's February check of $2,912,173.36 rose 12.28 percent from February 2008. The city of Odessa will pocket $2,329,738 of the check, while the Odessa Development Corp. will get $582,434.
Ector County Commissioners will vote Monday on a 10-year tax abatement for the Ector County portion of Duke Energy's Notrees Wind Farm.
The company plans to build 11 1.5-megawatt turbines in phase 1B of the project in Ector County. The remainder of the 40 wind turbines would be built in Winkler County.
The agreement calls for a 60-percent county property tax abatement for the wind farms first five years and a 40-percent abatement the second five years, said Gary Vest, economic development director for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.