BASF TOTAL restarting cracker in Texas after unplanned outage

19 December 2012 18:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals’ Port Arthur cracker in Texas was in the process of being restarted, the company said on Wednesday, adding that the unit was expected to resume full rates later in the week.

The 934,000 tonne/year cracker went down on 10 December as a result of an equipment failure.

The unit is a joint venture between BASF and Total.

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