US trade sources report styrene unit down at Texas facility

21 March 2013 20:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US styrene trade participants said on Thursday that LyondellBasell’s propylene oxide/styrene monomer (POSM) unit at its Channelview facility in Texas was off line this week.

Market sources have said this month that they expected the company to take down styrene production, but no details were confirmed. Other petrochemical market sources also reported hearing issues for different product streams at the facility this week.

LyondellBasell has not confirmed any status updates regarding the Channelview facility.

The Channelview facility has a total styrene capacity of 1.25m tonnes/day.

By: Brian Balboa
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