LyondellBasell shuts Texas cracker down after steam loss

16 February 2011 14:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell has shut down its La Porte cracker in Texas after a loss of steam, the company said in a filing on Wednesday.

The 789,000 tonne/year cracker was shut down on 14 February, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

LyondellBasell did not say when the unit would be restarted.

A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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By: William Lemos
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