BASF restarts Texas cracker after major turnaround - sources

27 June 2012 16:35  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF has restarted its Port Arthur cracker in Texas after a major turnaround that began in mid-April, market sources said on Wednesday.

The 934,000 tonne/year cracker is a joint venture between BASF and Total.

The shutdown was as part of a project by the companies to increase feedstock flexibility at the naphtha cracker.

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

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