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Westlake shuts Calvert City ethylene unit for turnaround, expansion

HOUSTON, March 24, 2017 (PCW) – Westlake Chemicals’ 450 million lbs/yr ethylene unit at Calvert City, Kentucky, is down for a three-week turnaround that also includes expanding the plant’s capacity by 70 million lbs/yr.

The unit currently consumes about 20,000 b/d of ethane and post-expansion, is expected to consume an additional 3,000 b/d of ethane. It represents 0.68% of total US ethylene production capacity.--Samantha Hartke

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