BASF TOTAL confirms US cracker down, cites equipment failure

12 December 2012 20:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals on Wednesday confirmed its Port Arthur cracker in Texas was off line as a result of an equipment failure earlier this week.

The 934,000 tonne/year ethylene unit went down on Monday, a spokesperson said, adding that the company was still assessing the necessary repairs.

“It is unknown at this time when we will restart,” the spokesperson said.

The cracker is a joint venture between BASF and Total.

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