US Dow Chemical begins restart process at Texas cracker

28 August 2013 20:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Dow Chemical began the restart process at its No. 7 Freeport cracker in Texas, sources said on Wednesday.

The cracker was shut down on 20 August, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), because of maintenance being performed on a steam line.

The maintenance and shutdown led to emissions of ethylene, propylene and other hydrocarbons at the time, according to the filing.

The No. 7 cracker has an ethylene capacity of 612,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Attempts to reach a company spokesperson for comment were unsuccessful.

By: John Dietrich

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