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CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou olefins unit restarted, on spec
HOUSTON, December 1, 2016 (PCW) – ChevronPhillips’ 1.84 billion lbs/yr olefins unit at Cedar Bayou has restarted and is on spec.
The plant went down for planned maintenance on Sep 13 and had been expected to return to service in the first half of November. It represents 2.91% of US ethylene production capacity and can consume 25,000 b/d of ethane, 20,000 b/d of propane and 10,000 b/d of normal butane, as per PetroChem Wire estimates.
Restart processes had begun over the past weekend, according to TCEQ filings.