11 October 2012 21:21 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals reported a unit shutdown at its La Porte complex in Texas following an ethylene release, according to a state regulatory filing on Thursday.
Plant workers shut down the unit and depressured process gas to the flare, the company said.
A LyondellBasell spokesman would not comment on whether production was affected.
The La Porte complex has an ethylene capacity of 787,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.
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