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Dow’s new TX-9 cracker in Freeport in commissioning stages: TCEQ filing

HOUSTON, March 2, 2017 (PCW) – Dow’s news TX-9 olefins unit at Freeport is in the commissioning phase as two furnaces will be undergoing drying-out maintenance through March 12, according to a TCEQ filing.

The 3.3 billion lbs/yr unit is expected to begin operations in the second quarter. During Dow’s recent earnings call, CEO Jim Fitterling said the unit was on schedule and more 95% mechanically complete. More than 50% of the plant has begun commissioning and start-up processes, Fitterling added.

The new unit is expected to consume some 90,000 b/d of ethane, as per PetroChem Wire estimates. -- Samantha Hartke

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