Mexico’s Pemex begins restart of Cangrejera PE facility

16 February 2012 20:46  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Polyethylene (PE) production at the Pemex Cangrejera facility in Mexico was poised to resume, with start-up procedures already underway for all equipment that was affected by a cracker outage, a source with Pemex said on Thursday.

The plant stopped on 7 February and it is restarting on schedule after the completion of some interconnection work, the source said.

When the start-up procedure is completed, all three production trains for low density polyethylene (LDPE) will be running normally to rebuild depleted inventories.

Other PE units such as the Mitsui high density PE (HDPE) plant and the Morelos swing plant have not been affected by the outage and are producing normally, the source said.

By: George Martin
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