09 October 2008 20:52 [Source: ICIS news]
Total plans to replace the reactor seal on the unit, but it did not specify how long the shutdown would last, the company said in a regulatory filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
The unit was previously shut down for Hurricane Ike in mid-September. In August, it was shut down to address an oil leak.
The LaPorte site, one of the largest in the world, has 9 trains with PP capacity of 2.35bn lb/year (1.07m tonnes/year), according to data from global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
A US PP participant said suppliers had adequate inventories amid soft domestic demand and an illiquid export market.
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