US Chevron Phillips Chemical restarts Texas cracker

30 September 2013 17:04  [Source: ICIS news]

US Chevron Phillips chemical restarts Texas crackerHOUSTON (ICIS)--US Chevron Phillips Chemical restarted its No. 33 Sweeny cracker in Texas on Saturday, according to a government filing made available on Monday.

The cracker was shut down on 23 September, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), after an owl hit a transformer on the site, causing a power disruption.

The cracker, which has an ethylene capacity of 907,000 tonnes/year, was restarted on Saturday, according to another TCEQ filing, which sources confirmed on Monday.

A company spokesperson declined to comment, citing company policy.

By: John Dietrich

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