Westlake starts expansion ethylene unit at Lake Charles, Louisiana

Westlake starts expansion of ethylene unit at Lake Charles, Louisiana

4:48 AM, 11th January 2013
Westlake starts expansion of ethylene unit at Lake Charles, Louisiana

HOUSTON, US: Westlake Chemical Corporation has begun expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This expansion will be completed in conjunction with a planned maintenance turnaround and will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately 230 - 240 million pounds annually in support of the company’s ethylene integration strategy. The unit is expected to be down approximately 60 days for the work to be completed.

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