Chevron Phillips shuts down Texas cracker

01 December 2008 21:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chevron Phillips Chemical began to shut down its Cedar Bayou olefins cracker in Texas to perform maintenance at the site, the company said on Monday.

Extended maintenance may be performed on the 803,000 tonne/year unit for up to 30 days, depending on market conditions, the company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Chevron Phillips did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The shutdown in Cedar Bayou is the second stoppage announced by Chevron Phillips in as many weeks.

The company on 21 November said it would idle its Sweeny 22 ethylene unit in Texas due to weak demand for the monomer.

Chevron Phillips did not say when the 295,000 tonne/year unit in Sweeny would be restarted.

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By: William Lemos
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