Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.

North Dakota's first suitor for plastics plant files for bankruptcy

Several factors are aligning, however, to make the second attempt more likely to succeed

  • Updated
  • Comments

About the same time that the North Dakota legislature was approving an incentive aimed at attracting a plastics plant, a previous suitor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a Colorado court.

The suitor was Badlands NGLS, whose CEO William Jeffrey Gilliam had proposed investing $4 billion to build a polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota in 2015. About a year later, he also announced plans for an alpha olefins plant in the Gulf Coast. Alpha olefins are a versatile feedstock for manufacturing polymers, surfactants, synthetic lubricants, petroleum additives and more.

Load comments

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Top Stories