Attend PetroChem Wire's FREE Half-Day Seminar in Houston

You are warmly invited to “Now More Than Ever,” PetroChemWire's FREE seminar in Houston.

With more material all along the US petrochemical value chain now available to the world, experts from PCW – the provider of benchmark olefins and polymers prices for the CME and ICE – will discuss the volatile petrochemicals space, managing price risk, feedstock economics and the impact of new capacities.

You can also network at our cocktail reception following the presentations.

Where: Hearsay on the Green, 1515 Dallas St., Houston TX 77010

When: 2-5 p.m., March 20, 2018 (Cocktail reception 4-5 p.m.)

Speakers include:

Kathy Hall, CEO and Executive Editor, PCW

David Barry, Senior Editor, PCW

Robert Sharp, Senior Editor, PCW

Samantha Hartke, Product Manager, PCW

Trey Hamblett, VP of Chemicals Research, IIR Energy

Equistar’s olefins unit in Channelview down for turnaround

HOUSTON, March 6, 2018 (PCW) –- Equistar’s 2.1 billion lbs/yr Channelview OP-2 olefins unit has shut down over the weekend for planned maintenance.

The unit was last down during Hurricane Harvey. It can consume some 30,000 b/d of ethane, 10,000 b/d of propane, 10,000 b/d of normal butane and 10,000 b/d of natural gasoline, according to PetroChem Wire estimates.

The plant’s turnaround is expected to last around 50 days. -- Samantha Hartke

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