Formosa begins Texas olefins cracker restart

25 June 2008 21:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Formosa Plastics on Wednesday began the restart of one of its two Point Comfort olefins crackers in Texas, after a weekend power outage forced the shutdown of both units.

The company began the start-up process of Olefins II unit, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Formosa did not say when Olefins I would be restarted, but a company spokesperson on Monday said both units were expected to be operational this week.

Formosa’s Olefins II unit has 816,000 tonnes/year of capacity, while Olefins I has 680,000 tonnes/year.

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By: William Lemos
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