17 December 2010 20:26 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell has declared force majeure (FM) on US propylene because of a continued outage at its GO-1 Norco cracker in Louisiana, market sources said on Friday.
The company shut down the 558,000 tonne/year unit in the first week of December after a steam line ruptured.
The restriction was set at 85%, sources said.
A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shell has a second cracker in Norco, OL-5, with 862,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.
A restart date for GO-1 remained unknown, sources said.
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