Shell restarts Louisiana olefins complex after brief outage

12 December 2012 16:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell has resumed operations at its olefins Norco complex in Louisiana after an unplanned outage last week, market sources said on Wednesday.

Shell has two crackers at the site with a combined 1.42m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

Market sources said the company had halted production in Norco because it could not ship ethylene out of the facility as a result of a pipeline leak last week.

Shell confirmed it had shut down a segment of a pipeline in Louisiana, but a spokesperson declined to comment on the company’s operational status in Norco, citing policy.

For more on Shell’s plants, visit ICIS plants and projects

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