Shell lifts FM on US propylene after cracker repaired

04 February 2011 19:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell has lifted its force majeure (FM) on US propylene, the company said on Friday, adding that it had completed repairs at its GO-1 Norco cracker in Louisiana.

“We have successfully repaired our Norco…unit that reduced our production of propylene in December 2010 due to a ruptured high pressure steam line,” a spokesperson said.

The restriction, which had been set at 85%, was lifted on 1 February, the company said.

Shell had also put ethylene on FM after shutting down the 558,000 tonne/year GO-1 cracker in the last week of November 2010.

But the company lifted the restriction on ethylene on 1 January immediately after the cracker was restarted.

Shell has a second cracker in Norco, OL-5, with 862,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

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By: William Lemos
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