Business group helps Flint Hills market Texas complex

16 December 2008 21:28  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has offered to help Flint Hills Resources find a buyer for the company’s complex in the city and avoid the shutdown of the site, the business group said on Tuesday.

Flint Hills will close its Odessa cracker and polymers facility in Texas to focus on polymer production elsewhere, the company said on 6 November.

“The entire site is expected to go off line by May 2009”, a spokesperson with the chamber of commerce said.

The chamber of commerce said it was pursuing any viable buyers for all or any portion of the Odessa complex.

The channels of communication with Flint Hills are open, it said.

Flint Hills did not respond to a request for comment.

The company's cracker in Odessa has capacity for 348,000 tonnes/year.

The Odessa site includes polymer capacities of 95,000 tonnes/year for polypropylene (PP), 195,000 tonnes/year for low density polyethylene (LDPE) and 100,000 tonnes/year for linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), according to ICIS plants and projects.

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By: William Lemos
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