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Dow JV Shutters Canadian Cracker and PE Plant

3:07 PM MST | February 18, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Petromont (Montreal), a 50-50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and the investment arm of the provincial government of Quebec, says it is suspending operations at its ethylene and polyethylene (PE) plants for an “undetermined period of time” due to rising feedstock prices and an unfavorable exchange rate. Closing up shop: Petromont to suspend ethylene/PE operations in Quebec. The closures affect 304 employees at Petromont’s 300,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Varennes, PQ and 300,000-m.t./year PE plant at Montreal. The plants will close on...

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