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ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge olefins unit shut down

HOUSTON, June 9, 2017 (PCW) – ExxonMobil has shut down its 1.075 billion lbs/yr olefins unit at Baton Rouge for minor planned maintenance.

The company has two units at Baton Rouge with a combined production capacity of 2.15 billion lbs/yr; these collectively account for 3.26% of US ethylene capacity. They have been running continuously since August 2016.

The offline unit can consume 20,000 b/d of ethane, 5,000 b/d of propane, 5,000 b/d of normal butane and 5,000 b/d of gas oil. -- Samantha Hartke

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