02 September 2008 17:21 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Several Louisiana chemical plants remained shut down due to power outages on Tuesday following Hurricane Gustav’s landfall on Monday, companies reported.
Gustav has since weakened to a tropical depression.
It remained unclear on Tuesday when the
A source close to the company said it had employees at the facilities on Tuesday to assess when the plant could be restarted.
ExxonMobil shut down its
ExxonMobil has not scheduled a restart date, the company said.
Westlake said its
Both sites were brought down safely in anticipation of the storm, said
Hansen said he did not know when operations would be restored at
One day after Gustav hit
Gustav weakened to a category two storm just before it hit
Buyers said they received notice on Tuesday that there would be no shipping until Friday at the earliest, as the producer assesses any damage from the storm.
Excel’s facility in
ExxonMobil’s base oil facility in
Additives production at Chevron Oronite’s Oak Point facility in Belle Chase,
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) temporarily waived certain federal clean gasoline requirements for parts of
The waiver, effective until 10 September, applies to the 7.8 RVP (Reid Vapour Pressure) gasoline volatility requirements that apply in certain areas of
On Tuesday, US Gulf gasoline market players said the waiver may have little to no impact on the market, as there was no more summer grade 7.8 RVP gasoline trading.
At the request of the state, the EPA granted the waiver on Monday after EPA officials determined that extreme and unusual supply circumstances existed. Officials expected a shortage of gasoline compliant with federal regulations after Gustav made landfall.
The Mosaic Company said it will contribute $200,000 (€136,000) to the American Red Cross and local disaster relief organisations for hurricane relief efforts.
($1 = €0.68)
(Additional reporting by Heather McGuire Doyle, Leela Landress, Brian Balboa, Larry Terry, Greg Holt and Al Greenwood)
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