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Williams's Geismar cracker to remain offline until June

10:08 AM MST | February 20, 2014 | Clay Boswell

Williams Partners has postponed the restart of its Geismar, LA, olefins plant to June, according to the company’s fourth-quarter earnings release. The steam cracker had been expected to go online in April. The extended outage will keep ethylene tight in Louisiana, but the return to service of Chevron’s Evangeline pipeline early in the second quarter will increase supply from Texas.


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