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Dow's Plaquemine complex suffers disruption, ethylene supply curtailed for 3-4 weeks

11:47 PM MDT | April 30, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that its ethylene production facilities at Plaquemine, LA experienced two separate process incidents during the week of 20 April. The incidents resulted in the disruption of ethylene production at the company’s LA-2 and LA-3 manufacturing units. In addition, the benzene unit at the site also experienced a process disruption. There were no injuries to site personnel during the incidents, the company’s statement said.   Dow is working to return the site to normal operations as soon as possible. It estimates that...

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