Shell reports ethylene release from Louisiana pipeline

06 December 2012 16:08  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell reported the release of ethylene from a pipeline in Louisiana in a public filing available on Thursday.

The cause of the release was a gasket failure, according to the filing with the National Response Center (NRC).

The leak began late on Wednesday afternoon, the filing said, adding that the estimated duration was 45 minutes.

A Shell spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company has two crackers in Louisiana with a combined 1.42m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

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