Dow Chemical resumes production at Texas cracker

24 January 2013 14:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical has resumed production at its Freeport 7 cracker in Texas, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

The 612,000 tonne/year cracker returned to normal operations on Wednesday, the company said.

Dow reported flaring from the unit on 9 January, saying the emissions were caused by a compressor trip.

The company has a second cracker at the site, Freeport 8, with 1.04m tonnes/year of ethylene production capacity.

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