Chevron Phillips tries again to restart Texas cracker

11 May 2010 18:35  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chevron Phillips Chemical plans to restart its Cedar Bayou olefins unit in Texas following a turnaround, the company said on Tuesday.

This would be the second restart attempt since last month, after the unit was shut down for extended maintenance on 1 March.

It was not clear why the cracker was shut down after the first restart attempt. A company official did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Emissions from the current restart process were scheduled to occur between Tuesday and 22 May, according to a report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Cedar Bayou cracker had an ethylene capacity of 1.75bn lb/year (794,000 tonnes/year), according to a recent company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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By: David Barry
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