01 December 2008 22:28 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) began to shut down its Port Arthur olefins cracker in Texas and will idle the unit for an unspecified length of time, a company official said on Monday.
FHR announced the shutdown on the weekend in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The company did not elaborate on the reasons for the shutdown.
The shutdown is the second stoppage announced by FHR since November.
The company on 6 November said it would permanently close its Odessa olefins cracker in Texas in the first half of 2009.
FHR’s ethylene capacity in Odessa is 348,000 tonnes/year.
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