25 May 2007 19:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUTON (ICIS news)--NOVA Chemical said on Friday that its Bayport ethylbenzene unit in Pasadena, Texas, should be at normal operating rates within the next few days, following a shutdown earlier in the week.
NOVA said in a filing with Texas environmental regulators on 23 May that it shut its EB unit due to a fire.
The company added that the impact to production was minimal, and the shutdown should have no major affect on the markets.The Bayport plant has an EB capacity of 880,000 tonnes/year and a styrene capacity of 770,000 tonnes/year, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
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