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Williams Ethylene Outage

8:45 AM MST | November 19, 2010

Williams Olefins declared force majeure on olefins produced at Geismar, LA on November 10 due to maintenance problems. Williams took its Geismar steam cracker down for a 6-10 day planned maintenance on November 4, but work is expected to take longer than initially planned, sources say. The olefins unit has the capacity to produce about 1.35 billion lbs/year of ethylene and 95 million lbs/year of propylene. The company expects the unit to restart by December, sources...

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