US CP Chem restarts Texas cracker after planned turnaround

12 July 2013 16:50  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer Chevron Phillips Chemical restarted its Port Arthur cracker in Texas on Wednesday, sources said on Friday.

The cracker had been down since 8 April for planned maintenance that was scheduled to last for 60 days, sources said.

A company spokesperson declined to comment, citing company policy.

The company also reported a unit upset and flaring at the cracker on 10 July because of an interruption of steam from an off-site provider, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

According to the filing, the steam was restored and the unit was stabilised on the same day.

The cracker has an ethylene capacity of 803,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: John Dietrich

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