Chevron Phillips reports power outage at Texas PE plant

07 June 2011 23:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical lost power to two polyethylene (PE) units at its Cedar Bayou plant in Texas on Monday, according to a public filing available on Tuesday.

Chevron Phillips said that a lightning strike resulted in the loss of power to the two units, resulting in both shutting down. Both flares experienced visible emissions during the event, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ).

It was not clear how long the units were without power, or whether they were back up and running.

A company spokesman said Chevron Phillips could not comment on operations at the Cedar Bayou facility.

The company has a 350,000 tonne/year capacity linear low density PE (LLDPE) unit and a 280,000 tonne/year capacity low density PE (LDPE) unit at the site, according to ICIS plants and projects.

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By: Michelle Klump
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