30 March 2010 19:10 [Source: ICIS news]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS news)--Eastman Chemical plans to keep running its smaller Longview cracker in Texas that was once expected to be taken off line, a company official said on Tuesday, citing strong ethylene margins in the US.
“We will run the unit as long as it is economical to do so,” the official said on the sidelines of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) meeting in ?xml:namespace>
Eastman operates two crackers in
The company has a second unit at the site with 141,000 tonnes/year of capacity, but that cracker has been off line since November 2008.
Eastman experienced a four-week outage in
The units resumed operations on 19-20 March, the official said.
The NPRA’s International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) runs through Tuesday.
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