US Chevron Phillips begins restart process at Texas cracker

23 July 2013 16:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Chevron Phillips began the restart process of an ethane cracker at its Sweeny complex in Texas on 22 July, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) made available on Tuesday.

The filing said that the company has begun restarting its No. 22 cracker, which was shut down on 20 July.

The shutdown was caused by the loss of the gas-fired turbine/propylene compressor, according to the filing.

The restart process is expected to take until 24 July, the filing said. The cracker has an ethylene capacity of 295,000 tonnes/year.

A company spokesperson declined to comment, citing company policy.

By: John Dietrich

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