BASF TOTAL restarts US cracker after 2-week maintenance

31 January 2013 22:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals has begun the restart process of its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, the company said on Thursday.

The 934,000 tonne/year cracker was taken down on 18 January for planned maintenance.

The unit is expected to be fully operational by the end of the week, a company spokesperson said.

The cracker is a joint venture between BASF and Total.

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