Cumene is a colorless, flammable, hydrocarbon liquid. It is part of the aromatic family and has a distinctive odor. Cumene is primarily used as a feedstock in the manufacture of phenol.
SGF Energy Company LP (SGF LP) has cumene production capacity at its Van refinery. Cumene is made by combining benzene and propylene feedstocks in the presence of a SPA (solid phosphoric acid) catalyst.
SGF LP transports cumene via barge and transport truck to Midwest and Gulf Coast customers. When transporting via barge, typical quantities range from 3 - 6 million pounds of cumene.