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Reports: Dow and ENAP to close units in Chile

1:19 PM MDT | May 7, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP; Santiago) will close its steam cracker at Hualpén, Chile, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary in the country will shutter its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Talcahuano, Chile, according to various local news reports. Neither the subsidiary nor ENAP were immediately available for comment. ENAP's cracker supplies the Dow subsidiary's LDPE production plant with ethylene, the reports add. The two plants will cease operations on 15 May, the reports say. ENAP's cracker at Hualpén has capacity for 49,000...

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