US Dow begins cracker turnaround in Louisiana

09 September 2016 23:17 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Dow Chemical began its planned maintenance turnaround at its Plaquemine 3 cracker in Louisiana, sources said on Friday.

The maintenance turnaround is expected to last for 60 days, sources said. The turnaround was originally scheduled for earlier in the year.

However, tighter-than-expected supply in Q1 and Q2 pushed the turnaround back, sources said.

The cracker has an ethylene capacity of 758,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By John Dietrich