US Huntsman delays EO, EG maintenance until September

16 April 2012 23:43  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Huntsman delayed maintenance on ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) production at its Port Neches plant in Texas until September, a source familiar with operations said on Monday.

The maintenance shutdown will happen in September to coincide with maintenance on third-party pipelines coming into the site, the source said.

Market players said Huntsman’s maintenance had originally been planned for May.

US industrial-grade ethylene glycol (EGI) is assessed at 52-55 cents/lb for March contract pricing, according to ICIS Pricing.

Major EG producers in the US include LyondellBasell, Huntsman, MEGlobal, Old World, SABIC and Shell.

By: Leela Landress
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