PetroLogistics Texas propane dehydrogenation unit down for repairs

27 July 2012 04:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--PetroLogistics expects its on-purpose propylene plant in Texas to resume production next week after an unplanned shutdown, the company CEO said on Thursday.

PetroLogistics owns a 544,000 tonne/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Houston.

“Over the weekend we identified an issue with expansion joint on the regeneration air pipe, so we brought the plant down for repair,” said CEO Nathan Ticatch during the company’s second-quarter earnings conference call.

“Repair is almost complete,” Ticatch said. “We expect to resume production by early next week.”

Ticatch said the company has enough propylene inventory to continue to meet customer needs.

He added he does not expect the shutdown to affect the company’s third-quarter earnings.

PetroLogistics’ customers include Dow Chemical, Total, BASF, INEOS and LyondellBasell.

By: Brian Ford
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