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Chevron Phillips declares force majeure on HDPE

HOUSTON, March 14, 2017 (PCW) -- Chevron Phillips notified customers on Monday that it has declared force majeure on PE from its 260,000 mt/yr gas phase unit in Orange, TX.

The company said its ability to produce PE from the gas phase unit has been limited due to the effects of a regional power outage on January 26-27, 2017.

The gas phase PE unit, which is reported to mainly produce HDPE blow bold and pipe grades, is one of two PE units at the Orange facility.

The company's other unit in Orange, which utilizes the Phillips loop-slurry process, has a capacity of about 180,00 mt/yr. -- David Barry

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