BASF shuts down production at Geismar site as Isaac nears

28 August 2012 22:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF has shut down production at its Geismar complex in Louisiana to prepare for Hurricane Isaac, the company said on Tuesday.

After the storm passes, BASF will assess restart plans, the company said.

Hurricane Isaac should make landfall later on Tuesday or on Wednesday near New Orleans, Louisiana.

BASF is among several companies that have either reduced operating rates or shut down operations in preparation for Isaac.

The following lists the products and capacities at BASF's Geismar complex, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Acetylene

50000

tonnes/year

Aniline

265000

tonnes/year

BDO

135000

tonnes/year

Butyrolactone

30000

tonnes/year

EO

220000

tonnes/year

HCl

160000

tonnes/year

MDI

290000

tonnes/year

Nitrobenzene

275000

tonnes/year

Polytetrahydrofuran

25000

tonnes/year

TDI

160000

tonnes/year



By: Al Greenwood
+1 713 525 2645



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