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... Restarts Ethylene Oxide and Glycol Plants

12:48 PM MDT | September 26, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it is beginning to restart ethylene oxide (EO) and glycols production that was affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike that struck the Gulf Coast earlier this month. Minor repairs were necessary at the EO unit at Plaquemine, LA but the plant has restarted and production is ramping up, Dow says. The company’s St. Charles, LA and Seadrift, TX sites, which both produce EO and ethylene glycol, “are expected to begin to ramp up within a week or so as the availability of feedstock and transportation services allow,” Dow says...

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