UpdateBASF’s EO facility in Louisiana operational despite steam failure

14 May 2013 23:34  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW YORK (ICIS)--BASF's ethylene oxide (EO) unit at its Geismar, Louisiana, facility remains operational and did not experience a shutdown, despite a steam failure on Monday, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Equipment problems led to a steam failure that caused the release of EO into the atmosphere, according to an incident report in the National Response Center.

The amount of EO released was unknown.

The BASF spokesperson said it was a “minor release of EO”.

BASF’s Geismar facility has an EO capacity of 220,000 tonnes/year.

Major US EO producers include BASF, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell and Shell Chemical.


By: Feliza Mirasol
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