02 August 2013 18:59 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Westlake Chemical said on Friday that it does not agree with claims made by fellow US producer Eastman Chemical in a dispute over a common carrier ethylene pipeline in ?xml:namespace>
The pipeline connects the
Eastman said earlier this week that recent changes made by
In a brief response released on Friday, Westlake said that the changes made to the pipeline tariff were made “in accordance with standard practices and reflect market conditions and were in no way intended to impact Eastman's operation of its facilities in Longview nor were these changes made to delay Eastman's divesture efforts".
Eastman is evaluating options for its excess ethylene position at Longview. The company, which has three operating and one idled olefin cracker at Longview,
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