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Dow’s Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit goes down for planned maintenance

HOUSTON, September 9, 2016 (PCW) – Dow’s Plaquemine LA-3 olefins unit went down for planned maintenance on Friday.

The unit has a capacity of 1.75 billion lbs/yr and represents 2.77% of US Gulf Coast ethylene production capacity.

The turnaround is expected to take 65-70 days. The unit has been running continuously since June 2015. It can consume about 30,000 b/d of ethane, 15,000 b/d of propane and 5,000 b/d of normal butane.

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