LyondellBasell shuts down Texas cracker after compressor trips

25 June 2012 22:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell has shut down its La Porte cracker in Texas, the company said in a public filing on Monday, citing a compressor trip at the site.

The process gas compressor tripped and caused the olefins unit to shut down, the company said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

LyondellBasell has 789,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity in La Porte.

A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


By: William Lemos
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