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Westlake Chemical shuts Louisiana cracker for maintenance

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 20/04/2016 (17:40)
According to market sources, US Westlake has shut its Petro 1 cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana for a planned maintenance which is expected to last about 80 days.The maintenance work will also include capacity expansion of the cracker.

The Petro 1 cracker is able to produce 567,000 tons/year of ethylene. Once the expansion is completed, the cracker’s ethylene capacity will increase by 113,000 tons/year.
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