US Chevron Phillips begins restart process at Texas cracker

21 May 2013 17:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US olefins producer Chevron Phillips Chemical began the restart process at its No. 24 cracker at its Sweeny complex in Texas, sources said on Tuesday.

The company reported a shutdown at the complex on 11 May in a filing with the National Response Center (NRC).

The filing said that the loss of power and steam at the site led to the release of ethylene and propylene.

The complex has three crackers. Market sources said the No. 22 and No. 33 crackers remain off line.

The No. 24 cracker has 676,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity, while the No. 22 and No. 33 crackers have a combined ethylene capacity of 1.202m tonnes/year.

A Chevron Phillips Chemical spokesperson declined to comment, citing company policy.

By: John Dietrich

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