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Dow starting up units at TX-8 olefins plant

HOUSTON, August 29, 2016 (PCW) – Dow is starting up units at its 2.295 billion lbs/yr TX-8 olefins plant at Freeport, according to a TCEQ filing.

Start-up is expected between Tuesday and Friday.

The unit was understood to be operating at reduced rates during the maintenance, which began in mid-August. It represents 3.64% of total US ethylene production capacity.

In a separate filing, Dow also reported a pinhole leak from process piping at TX-8, which resulted in flaring of ethylene, butadiene and propylene, among others. The leak was isolated late Monday for repairs.

Read both filings here and here:

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