07 April 2011 18:17 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical on Thursday began to shut down its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, the company said in a public filing.
Emissions associated with the procedure were expected to last until 6 June, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The Port Arthur cracker has an ethylene capacity of 803,000 tonnes/year.
Port Arthur is the second Chevron Phillips cracker to go off line in as many weeks.
The company also took one of its Sweeny units down in the last week of March for planned maintenance.
The cracker is expected to resume operations at the end of April, market sources said.
The information could not be confirmed with Chevron Phillips because the company does not comment on its operations, according to a spokesperson.
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