US Chevron Phillips reports unit shutdown at Texas cracker

13 August 2013 18:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Chevron Phillips Chemical reported a unit shutdown at its No. 33 cracker in Texas, according to a filing made available on Tuesday.

In a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on 13 August, the company said a propylene compressor tripped at the cracker.

This lead operations to shut down the unit and resulted in emissions of ethylene, propylene and other hydrocarbons.

Sources said it was unclear if the cracker was shut down or just the propylene compressor.

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

The No. 33 cracker has an ethylene capacity of 907,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: John Dietrich

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