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Westlake to Expand Lake Charles Cracker in Early 2013

2:56 PM MDT | September 24, 2012 | Robert Westervelt

Westlake Chemical says it will complete a previously announced 230 million-240 million lb/year expansion of ethylene capacity in Lake Charles, LA during a planned maintenance turnaround scheduled for first-quarter 2013. The company previously said it expected to complete the turnaround by the end of 2012. The project is the first stage of a two-phase expansion that will lift overall ethylene capacity at the Lake Charles site by 500 million lbs/year by 2015. Westlake’s Lake Charles site includes two ethylene plants, two polyethylene (PE) plants and a...

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