Corrected: Formosa plans to restart Texas cracker next week

11 October 2011 19:02  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "Formosa plans to restart Texas cracker on weekend" dated 11 October 2011, please read the headline as "…cracker next week" instead of "…cracker on weekend".
Also, please read in the first paragraph …next week… instead of …during the upcoming weekend…. A corrected story follows.

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Formosa Plastics plans to restart its Point Comfort olefins II cracker in Texas next week, the company said on Tuesday.

The 816,000 tonne/year unit was taken off line on 1 September for what had been initially anticipated to be a 40-day turnaround.

The turnaround is scheduled to end on 15 October, and the company expects to resume production sometime early next week, a spokesperson said.

Formosa has another cracker in Point Comfort, olefins I, which remained in operation during the shutdown, and has 680,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

For more on ethylene visit ICIS chemical intelligence
For more on Formosa’s plants visit ICIS plants and projects

By: William Lemos
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