09 February 2011 21:42 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell is exploring feedstock options at its La Porte cracker in Texas following the fire at its supplier’s natural gas liquids (NGL) facility in Mont Belvieu, the producer said on Wednesday.?xml:namespace>
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“We have considerable feedstock flexibility at Channelview and have adjusted the feedstock slate to maintain normal operations,” said company spokesman David Harpole.
Harpole said that
“We are exploring our options to increase olefins feedstock supply at La Porte that include Enterprise and other pipelines” Harpole said. “We anticipate that we will have additional flexibility at La Porte in the near term.”
LyondellBasell operates two crackers in
The Mont Belvieu fire was burning out on Wednesday, but ethane and ethylene costs were rising amid talk of reduced cracker rates.
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