PE unit at Chevron Phillips' Cedar Bayou, Texas, plant out of power for two hours after snake stumbled upon power breaker, regulatory filling shows

LOS ANGELES , June 20, 2011 () – A polyethylene unit at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.’s Cedar Bayou, Texas, plant experienced a two-hour-long power outage on June 17 after a snake stumbled upon a power breaker, a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shows, ICIS news reported June 20.

A snake was also blamed for bringing down a vinyl chloride monomer plant in south Texas two years ago, an undisclosed source told the publication.

Chevron’s Cedar Bayou, Texas, site has a 372,000 tonne/year capacity high-density PE unit, a 280,000 tonne/year capacity low-density PE unit and a 350,000/tonne linear low density PE unit, ICIS news reported.

The primary source of this article is ICIS news, Surrey, England, on June 20, 2011.

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