US Dow's Louisiana plants remain down, at reduced rates on Isaac

29 August 2012 17:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical's St Charles Operations in Louisiana remained down on Wednesday as a result of Hurricane Isaac, while some of its units at its Plaquemine complex were either down or running at reduced rates, the company said.

Dow had shut down its St Charles Operations at Taft on Monday, the company said.

The company did not specify which units in the Plaquemine complex were down and which ones were running at reduced rates.

These are some of the products that Dow at the two sites, according to ICIS plants and products.

Benzene

Plaquemine

335000

tonne/year

Benzene

Plaquemine

400000

tonne/year

Caustic soda

Plaquemine

1000000

tonne/year

Chlorine

Plaquemine

885000

tonne/year

DEG

Plaquemine

20000

tonne/year

Ethylene

Plaquemine

499000

tonne/year

Ethylene

Plaquemine

758000

tonne/year

EDC

Plaquemine

1270000

tonne/year

EO

Plaquemine

275000

tonne/year

Methyl chloride

Plaquemine

112000

tonne/year

Perc

Plaquemine

40000

tonne/year

LLDPE

Plaquemine

545000

tonne/year

LDPE

Plaquemine

185000

tonne/year

Propylene

Plaquemine

365000

tonne/year

PG

Plaquemine

190000

tonne/year

PO

Plaquemine

330000

tonne/year

Toluene

Plaquemine

50000

tonne/year

Acetylene

Taft

10000

tonne/year

Acrylic acid

Taft

110000

tonne/year

Butanol

Taft

270000

tonne/year

DEG

Taft

68000

tonne/year

Ethylene

Taft

390000

tonne/year

Ethylene

Taft

610000

tonne/year

EO

Taft

770000

tonne/year

Isobutanol

Taft

55000

tonne/year

LLDPE

Taft

815000

tonne/year

Propylene

Taft

320000

tonne/year


By: Al Greenwood
+1 713 525 2645



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