US Westlake Chemical puts Louisiana cracker in restart mode

27 August 2013 22:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Westlake Chemical has put its Petro 1 Lake Charles ethane cracker in Louisiana into restart mode, sources said on Tuesday.

The cracker had been shut down since mid-August because of furnace issues, sources said.

Attempts to reach a company spokesperson for comment were unsuccessful.

The cracker has an ethylene capacity of 544,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: John Dietrich

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