04 August 2008 19:00 [Source: ICIS news]
(Updates additional shutdowns in paragraph 1)
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Total Petrochemicals will shut down its polypropylene (PP) trains 1-9 in LaPorte, Texas, ahead of Tropical Storm Edouard, the company said on Monday in a filing with state regulators.
The LaPorte facility, one of the largest PP plants in the world, has a capacity of 1.066m tonnes/year, according to company data.
The shutdown was scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm Houston time (22:00 GMT) and last 48 hours, the company said.
($1 = €0.64)For more on Total’s LaPorte plant, visit ICIS plants and projects
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