Shell to take Louisiana cracker down in January – sources

22 December 2011 20:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell will take its Norco OL-5 cracker in Louisiana down for maintenance in January, market sources said on Thursday.

It was unclear how long the 862,000 tonne/year unit would be off line, but sources said the planned stoppage referred to routine maintenance rather than a major turnaround.

"Probably only a 2-3 week shutdown if it is not a full turnaround," a market participant said.

A Shell spokesperson declined to comment, citing competitive reasons.

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By: William Lemos
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