Dow Chemical reports flaring from Texas cracker

08 November 2012 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical said on Thursday its Freeport complex in Texas experienced a process upset the previous day, resulting in the need to send material to the flarestack.

The plant resumed operations, and there was no impact to downstream businesses, a Dow spokesperson said.

The company did not elaborate on the cause of the upset, but Dow on Wednesday reported flaring from the same complex in a public filing, citing a compressor trip at the site.

The disruption lasted for only a couple of hours, a market participant said.

Dow has two crackers in Freeport with a combined 1.65m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

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