20 June 2012 22:08 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF has completed a turnaround at its Port Arthur cracker in Texas and is now working to restart the unit, the company said on Wednesday.
The 934,000 tonne/year cracker was taken down in mid-April for what was originally scheduled to be a 6-8 week shutdown.
BASF is working on the restart process of the cracker, a spokesperson said, adding that the unit is expected to resume full operations by the end of June.
The cracker is a joint venture between BASF and Total.
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