Chevron Phillips shuts Texas olefins complex on steam outage

23 November 2011 02:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A steam outage on Tuesday forced the shutdown of two Chevron Phillips Chemical crackers in Texas and affected operations at a third ethylene unit, the company said in a public filing.

The loss of steam service from a co-located utility provider in Sweeny resulted in the forced shutdown of ethylene units 22 and 33 in addition to affecting operations at ethylene unit 24, Chevron Phillips said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Chevron Phillips said it had also shut the natural gas liquids (NGL) units at the complex.

The affected crackers will be restarted as soon as the utility provider supplies adequate steam supply to the site, the company said.

The three crackers in Sweeny have a combined ethylene capacity of 1.9m tonnes/year.

A Chevron Phillips spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.

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By: William Lemos
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