Reactor at ExxonMobil LDPE plant in Texas resumes operations

06 January 2012 23:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil confirmed on Friday the reactor at its 235,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Beaumont is operating normally.

The company shut down a reactor at the plant on 25 December after some high-pressure tubing ruptured, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Sources said they believed the facility was down for 3­–4 days, but that it has since been restarted. A company spokesman did not comment on the length of the outage, but said the plant was running at normal operating rates.

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By: Michelle Klump
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