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Eastman files complaint over Westlake's Longview pipeline tariff

11:23 AM MDT | August 2, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Eastman Chemical says it has filed a complaint with the Texas Railroad Commission disputing a tariff placed on a common carrier pipeline between Longview and Mont Belvieu, TX.  Eastman says the tariff rate was modified by Westlake, which bought the 200-mile pipeline and over 1 billion lbs of polyethylene production capacity from Eastman in 2006. Eastman says the tariff “effectively eliminated the ability of a third party to move ethylene offsite” and is delaying its efforts to find strategic alternatives, including the possible divestiture, of...

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