Pellets Propel Coastal County Growth

February 13, 2018


Brazoria County south of Houston is booming, and residents can thank plastic pellets for some of it.

The Houston Chronicle says Central and South Texas ethane from natural gas is going to new LNG terminals at Freeport for conversion into plastic pellets, then being shipped to China where they’re used for building consumer electronics.

The strong economy is fueling big demand for housing in Brazoria County, where new home sales are up 88% compared to 2015.