LyondellBasell working to bridge production disruptions due to fire at Texas unit
12 February 2011
LyondellBasell is working to increase olefins feedstock supply at the La Porte facility after a fire at its Enterprise's Products unit at Mont Belvieu hit supplest.
In a statement issued today, LyondellBasell said the company continues to take steps to address the olefins feedstock disruptions caused by the fire at Enterprise's Mont Belvieu plant.
The fire affected pipelines supplying feedstock to both La Porte and Enterprise facilities, the company said.
"We have considerable feedstock flexibility at Channelview and have adjusted the feedstock slate to maintain normal operations," the company said.
LyondellBasell said it is currently returning the olefins units at Channelview to the same feedstock slate in place prior to supply disruptions caused by Enterprise's Mont Belvieu fire.
"At La Porte, we have been able to increase our olefins feedstock supply flexibility using alternate pipelines which will allow us to increase operating rates. We are continuing to address logistics that will enable us to return to full rates," it added.
LyondellBasell is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies.
The company manufactures products at 59 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell supplies products and technologies to various industries, including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels around