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Dow Postpones Chlor-Alkali Plant

10:51 PM MST | February 11, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical says it will postpone plans to build a chlor-alkali plant Freeport, TX due to deteriorating economic conditions. Dow announced plans in January 2008 to build a long-term, reliable supply of chlorine for derivative products at the site. The plant was also expected to replace several older chlorine units at Freeport. “Due to the severity of economic conditions, Dow is reassessing project priorities and the use of capital funds across the company. As a result, to conserve capital, we have made the decision to postpone the new Freeport chlor-alkali...

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