11 July 2011 19:09 [Source: ICIS news]
The company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Saturday that the styrene unit tripped, and was venting benzene to flare because of a loss of steam from the boilers.
Operators brought the unit back up after troubleshooting to find the source of the unit trip, according to the filing.
Current styrene spot prices were at 63.25-63.75 cents/lb ($1,394-1,405/tonne, €976-984) FOB (free on board), no change from 8 July.
($1 = 0.70)
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