CP Chem experiences ethylene unit shutdown at Texas cracker

01 April 2013 16:20  [Source: ICIS news]

CP Chem experiences ethylene unit shutdown at Texas crackerHOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) reported a shutdown of an ethylene unit at its Sweeny complex in Texas during the weekend, a filing showed on Monday.

According to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), CPChem shut down an ethylene unit because of a loss of the propylene compressor for unknown reasons on 30 March.

The company’s facility has 1.878m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Attempts to reach a company spokesperson were unsuccessful.

By: John Dietrich

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