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Williams' Geismar olefins unit returns to service
HOUSTON, April 18, 2017 (PCW) – Williams' olefins unit at Geismar, Louisiana, returned to service Tuesday and was producing on-spec ethylene. The unit had shut Mar 12 following a power outage.
The olefins plant has an annual ethylene capacity of 2.06 billion lbs/yr and it consumes 55,000 b/d of ethane. It represents 11.72% of Louisiana's ethylene production and 3.24% of US Gulf region ethylene capacity.-- Kathy Hall