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ExxonMobil’s olefins unit in Beaumont offline after compressor trip

HOUSTON, August 16, 2016 (PCW) –- ExxonMobil’s 1.8 billion lbs/yr olefins unit in Beaumont is offline after reporting a compressor trip late on August 12.

In a TCEQ filing over the weekend, Exxon said: “The chemical plant anticipates some impact to production. All contractual commitments are anticipated to be met.”

The unit represents 2.85% of US ethylene capacity and consumes 45,000 b/d of ethane. 5,000 b/d of propane and 10,000 b/d of butane.

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