29 August 2012 23:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Americas Styrenics shut down a styrene plant in Louisiana, the company said on Wednesday, as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to pound the region with rain.
Americas Styrenics started its hurricane preparedness plan on Monday and had its St James plant in Louisiana shut down, the company said.
The St James plant has a combined styrene capacity of 950,000 tonnes/year.
The company did not say when it would bring the plant back on line, but that it will assess the plant on Thursday.
Trade sources said the Carville facility in Louisiana shut down, which includes a combined styrene capacity of 1.16m tonnes/year.
However, Total, which markets the facility's styrene, said it does comment on plant operations.
Isaac weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday, but it still threatened some regions of Louisiana with up to 20 inches (51 cm) of rain, meteorologists said.
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