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Butadiene on Force Majeure

2:00 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Equistar Chemical and Texas Petrochemical (TPC; Houston) have separately declared force majeure on butadiene. Equistar’s force majeure resulted from production problems at the company’s 850-million lbs/year plant at Channelview, TX, sources say. TPC’s declaration was in response to reduced production at its 1.2-billion lbs/year unit at Houston, which was caused by lack of crude C4 feedstock, sources...

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