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.)
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