US Williams postpones planned shutdown at Louisiana cracker

06 May 2013 17:10  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US olefins producer Williams confirmed on Monday that it is postponing a planned shutdown at its Geismar cracker in Louisiana.

A company spokesperson confirmed that the shutdown, which was originally scheduled for May, has been moved to mid-August.

The company was planning to use the shutdown to expand the cracker’s ethylene production by 272,000 tonnes/year.

Sources said the original duration of the shutdown was expected to be 29 days, but the spokesperson could not confirm a new duration.

The company currently has 613,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the facility.

By: John Dietrich

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