03 July 2012 22:52 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Westlake Chemical has restarted its Petro 1 Lake Charles cracker in Louisiana after a two-week outage, market sources said on Tuesday.
The company took the 544,000 tonne/year cracker down in the third week of June to fix a steam leak and complete other repairs.
A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request seeking confirmation of the restart.
Westlake has a second cracker in Lake Charles, Petro 2, with 699,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.
That unit was off line in late May for about 10 days because of a compressor trip.
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