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Williams expects to bring Geismar cracker back online in April 2014

2:46 PM MDT | July 31, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Williams announced today that it will restart its damaged Geismar, LA olefins plant in April 2014. The plant has been offline since an explosion on 13 June that killed two employees. The restart plan includes bringing online a previously planned 600-million lb/year expansion that will increase ethylene production capacity at the plant to 1.95 billion lbs/year, the company says. The company says it has resumed expansion construction across most of the plant outside the damaged area near the propylene fractionator. Based on the initial damage assessment, the...

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