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Louisiana Petrochemical Production Cut by Isaac

5:34 AM MDT | August 31, 2012 | —Lindsay Frost

Several petrochemical and refinery facilities in the coastal regions of Louisiana shut down or reduced operating rates in advance of Hurricane Isaac last week. The storm was officially a category one hurricane as it hit land in Louisiana, and as of CW press time on August 30, Isaac continued to cause flooding across southeast Louisiana plants. The plant shutdowns were part of normal hurricane planning. An assessment of the storm’s impact or when units would restart was not available at press time. “Most units directly in the projected path of the...

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