CPChem sees minor impact from Texas power outage - sources

03 March 2011 21:50  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) avoided a full shutdown of operating units following a power outage earlier this week at its Cedar Bayou plant in southeast Texas, a customer said on Thursday.

The company expected to lose a small amount of production as a result of the power outage, the source said.

Calls to company officials were not immediately returned.

The outage caused process upsets and flaring from units at the Cedar Bayou site, CPChem said in a public filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The emissions event began on 28 February at 17:35 local time (23:35 GMT) and is scheduled to end on 3 March, according to the TCEQ report.

Process units affected include the ethylene unit, three polyethylene (PE) units and two linear alpha olefins units.

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