02 March 2009 16:47 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US chemical major ExxonMobil said it was prepared to begin a restart of its 300,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) plant in Beaumont, Texas, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Monday.
The unit had been down since Hurricane Ike hammered the US Gulf coast in September and was coming online following repairs, ExxonMobil said in the state filing.
The TCEQ said emissions from the start up could last until 1 May.
In the US, ExxonMobil also operates a 600,000 tonne/year PX line at a facility in Baytown, Texas.
ExxonMobil did not respond immediately to requests for more details on the start up.
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