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Texas petchem plants restart, Louisiana still awaits power in US

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 08/09/2020 (13:02)
The majority of petrochemical plants have gradually resumed production in Texas, US after Hurricane Laura swept through the area on August 27. Meanwhile in Louisiana, the hardest-hit region by the storm, petchem plants still await for the restoration of power. Latest media reports revealed that power was restored in the communities of Toomey and Starks, Louisiana just over one week after the storm.

As production levels were gradually increasing in Texas, a different scene was observed in Louisiana. Several major producers including Sasol and Westlake declared force majeure on PVC, PP or PE supplies from Louisiana plants, mainly due to power outage.

The uncertainty about when electricity will return to normal in the region and relevant production outages as well as force majeures continue to affect major polymers markets including China, Southeast Asia, Turkey and Egypt.

Here is a latest status update on all of the petrochemical facilities that were somehow affected from the Hurricane Laura, as you may find below.

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