US Huntsman restarts Texas cracker after startup delays

11 March 2013 19:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)—US producer Huntsman has restarted its Port Neches cracker in Texas, sources said on Monday, after a longer-than-expected shutdown.

Sources said the restart process began on 8 March and the company was still working to return to full operating rates on Monday.

The 193,000 tonne/year cracker was shut down for maintenance in early January, after which initial efforts to restart it were unsuccessful.

According to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Huntsman experienced equipment issues at its A3 unit on 25 February.

By: John Dietrich

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