01 March 2010 18:15 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chevron Phillips Chemicals on Monday began to shut down its Cedar Bayou cracker in Texas for planned maintenance.
Chevron Phillips said the unit is shut down on a planned basis approximately every six years for maintenance.
The cracker is expected to be off line for around 50 days, according to information in the market.
A company spokesperson declined to comment, citing policy.
Chevron Phillips lists a total ethylene capacity of 7.6bn lb/year among three sites in Texas, according to its SEC filing.
The company has a unit that was idled in late 2008.For more on ethylene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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