US Williams shuts down Louisiana cracker for 7-8 days

11 April 2013 20:26  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US chemical producer Williams has shut down its Geismar cracker in Louisiana for 7-8 days, sources said on Thursday.

Sources could not confirm if the outage was planned or unplanned.

The company previously announced a planned turnaround for May for 29 days in order to expand the facility’s capacity by 272,000 tonnes/year.

Attempts to reach Williams for comment were unsuccessful. No filings were available regarding the shutdown, according to a government agency.

The company currently has 612,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the cracker.

By: John Dietrich

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